Nail-biter for Greg Rutherford


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The Independent Online

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford’s hopes of being fit for next month’s World Championships suffered a setback when he was forced to pull out of next weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London.

Rutherford has not competed since suffering a hamstring injury 15 days ago.

The 26-year-old still hopes to be fit for the World Championships, which begin in Moscow on 10 August. He was not named in the Great Britain team last week, but has been given longer to recover, with the long jump selection announcement being delayed until 30 July. The pick is between him and Chris Tomlinson.