Milton Keynes athlete Greg Rutherford says he is "really disappointed" after having to settle for bronze at Rio 2016.

The long jumper had hoped to defend his Olympic title and maintain his run of major championship victories.

His best leap of 8.29m was only good enough to come third during a thrilling final in Rio overnight.

But, posting on Twitter in the early hours of the morning, the world, European and Commonwealth champion vowed to bounce back.

“It’s very frustrating. Obviously I come into these competitions to win them. I felt pretty good after yesterday even though I scraped through.

Greg Rutherford, Olympic bronze medalist
Greg Rutherford in last night's long jump final. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire