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Greg Rutherford lands bronze in long jump

Greg Rutherford competes in the men's Long Jump final. Credit: PA

Greg Rutherford has landed a bronze in the long jump with a distance of 8.29m.

The London 2012 gold medalist was beaten by Jeff Henderson of the USA who took gold with a jump of 8.38m, and Luvo Manyonga of South Africa who jumped 8.37m to take bronze.

Ultimately I didn't jump long enough today which is very difficult for me to take.

But it is what it is I guess. I've just got to make do and move on from that but I'm pretty gutted.

Things don't go always go smoothly. I've won a lot and today I haven't won. That's something I'm not used to and something I have to deal with and figure out.

– Greg Rutherford on coming third


Watch the jump which won Greg Rutherford gold

Greg Rutherford has been hailed as a true champion after following up his London 2012 gold with another winning performance in the men's long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Watch the jump which went on to secure the English athlete the gold:

Greg Rutherford produces golden jump in Glasgow

London 2012 star Greg Rutherford has said he has finally proven he is not a "one-jump wonder" after claiming gold in the men's long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Rutherford overcame career-threatening injury problems since his win at the Olympics two years ago and outperformed South Africa's Zarck Visser in Glasgow.

Greg Rutherford's winning jump delivered England's 37th gold in Glasgow. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Rutherford celebrated his victory by taking part in a fan's selfie at the trackside at Hampden Park. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Rutherford reached 8.20m on his third jump to take the Commonwealth title two years after his triumph for Team GB at London's Olympic Stadium. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
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