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Jessica Ennis celebrates winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

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Critic without a ticket: It would be nice to believe we will now see jumpers and throwers in a different light

Greg Rutherford won the first British gold medal in the long jump for 48 years

Unheralded Rutherford is still jumping for joy

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

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men's Long Jump Final

Kevin Garside: These Games are writing a parable for modern Britain, of equality and opportunity

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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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