World Athletics: Greg Rutherford Secures Third Gold for Great Britain

Updated: 25 August 2015 20:39 IST

Greg Rutherford won the gold in the long jump, thus helping Great Britain secure their third gold in the world championships.

World Athletics: Greg Rutherford Secures Third Gold for Great Britain
Greg Rutherford helped Great Britain secure their third gold in the championships when he won gold in the long jump. © AFP

Beijing:

Greg Rutherford won a third gold medal for Britain when he claimed victory in the men's long jump at the world championships on Tuesday. (Latest Updates from Beijing)

The Olympic champion leapt a season's best of 8.41 metres in a dominant display in Beijing. (Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba Wins 1500m Gold)

Australian Fabrice Lapierre won silver with 8.24m, while there were cheers from a packed Bird's Nest stadium crowd as home hope Jianan Wang claimed bronze (8.18).

Along with Rutherford, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill have also won golds for Britain in Beijing, in the 10,000m and heptathlon, mirroring the trio's feats on the same memorable night at the London Olympics in 2012.

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