8:50 am, Sun 05 Aug 2012 Rutherford wins long jump gold
Greg Rutherford: 'The crowds were just the lift I needed'
Greg Rutherford has described the crowd in the Olympic Stadium as, "absolutely fantastic for what they're doing - getting behind ever single Brit out there.
Speaking to BBC News the Olympic champion said, "it was absolutely amazing. I'm fortunate enough to compete in front of some big crowds. But to get out there and have 80,000 people behind you, it was the lift I needed to win."
Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning the Men's Long Jump
Speaking about his pre-run preparation when he stands still and twitches his hand before heading down to the jump, he said, "it's just me concentrating, it's just me thinking, going through the motions of what I'm about to do.
"It's just making sure my body is ready and I'm feeling good and just keeping me aware of what's going on around me, but not getting too absorbed in everything else that's happening."
7:05 am, Sun 05 Aug 2012 Rutherford wins long jump gold
Rutherford: 'I hope once I wake up I'm still Olympic Champion!'
GB long jumper Greg Rutherford will soon be waking up for the first time as Olympic champion.
1:09 am, Sun 05 Aug 2012 Rutherford wins long jump gold
PM hails 'brilliant' win for Rutherford
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12:18 am, Sun 05 Aug 2012 Rutherford wins long jump gold
Long jump Olympic gold medallist hails "great night for athletics"
Greg Rutherford hailed a "great night for athletics" as he became only the second British man in history to win gold in the long jump.
The athlete from Milton Keynes - who calls himself the "ginger wizard" and enjoys baking in his spare time - delighted home crowds with a 8.31-metre jump in the Olympic Stadium.
Rutherford has become the first British long jump medallist since 1964.
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The jump was short of his personal best but still proved too much for his opponents.
His win came while Jessica Ennis was still basking in the crowd's adoration after her heptathlon win and helped Team GB on its way to a trio of track and field wins on Saturday.
The 25-year-old, who hugged his trainers in the stand after being crowned winner, said: "I knew I was in great shape.
"My team are incredible and I have the most amazing parents and beautiful girlfriend in the world.
"I've got a pretty good life, I cannot lie, and everybody has worked so hard for me.
"What a night for British athletics, three gold medals and I can't thank everyone enough."This is what I have dreamed of my whole life."
9:24 pm, Sat 04 Aug 2012 Rutherford wins long jump gold
Greg Rutherford grabs Team GB gold in men's long jump
Greg Rutherford claimed gold with a jump of 8.31m.
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Greg Rutherford has been crowned Olympic men's long jump champion on an incredible night for British athletics inside the Olympic Stadium.
The 25-year-old from Milton Keynes secured Team GB a 13th gold medal with a leap of 8.31m.
3:57 am, Sat 04 Aug 2012 Britain's gold medal success
Team GB duo in the hunt for Olympic long jump medal
Great Britain's Greg Rutherford.
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Team GB's Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson are in the mix for Olympic long jump medals today after the duo raced through qualifying on Friday.
Britain's only previous long jump Olympic medallist was Lynn Davies, who won gold in Toyko in 1964.