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Greg Rutherford Wins Gold Medal In Men's Long Jump At London Olympics

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Britain's Greg Rutherford competes in the men's long jump during athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Greg Rutherford competes in the men's long jump during athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON -- Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes.

Rutherford collected his first medal in a major international meet with a best leap of 8.31 meters.

Mitchell Watt of Australia took silver in 8.16 and Will Claye of the United States secured bronze with a mark of 8.12.

Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon for Britain about 20 minutes before the men's long jump finished.

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