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I've had the pleasure of watching Ali, Sobers, Coe and Best and World Cup glory in rugby and football but the amazing events of Saturday night eclipsed the lot

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The morning after the last Olympic long jump final, Greg Rutherford woke up in a Beijing hospital suffering from exhaustion and multiple infections.

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Britain's Christine Ohuruogu tonight produced a storming finish to claim a silver medal in the defence of her Olympic 400 metres title on home soil in London.

Greg takes giant leap as Farah soars on the track

Jessica Ennis had already performed her victory lap and Mo Farah was circling the track in the 10,000m when the red flag was raised at the long jump pit and the final threat to Greg Rutherford, the last attempt by American Will Claye, was ruled invalid. Gold No 2 was in the bag on this night of nights for British athletics. No 3 was not long in following.

Gold: Britain's Greg Rutherford in the long jump

Rutherford comes good and takes surprise gold in long jump

After years of illness and injury virtual unknown takes Britain's first men's long jump title since 1964

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The main event on what could be a glorious weekend for British athletics is the culmination of the women's heptathlon. After a strong start from Jessica Ennis, and a surprisingly good one from Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the heptathlon has its final events tonight.

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