Greg Rutherford emotional in interview after Olympic bronze medal

Published Add your comment

Football News

Emotions were running high in Rio de Janeiro last night as more medals were up for grabs during the track and field events.

Mo Farah took home gold and Jessica Ennis-Hill won a silver for Team GB, but for Greg Rutherford, it was an emotional night for different reasons.

The long-jumper, who won gold back in London 2012, did add to his Olympics medal collection by finishing third this time around, but whilst speaking to the BBC after the competition, he was clearly disappointed at himself for only taking home a bronze.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250-word test article:

Rutherford was the man to beat in the long jump following his achievements four years ago, but he had to settle for third this time around as Jeff Henderson from the United States won the gold, and Luvo Manyonga of South Africa claimed the silver.

It was nearly an Olympics to forget for Rutherford as he only just managed to get into the final in the first place.

During the heats, the Brit only registered one jump out of three, but luckily for him, it was enough to see him through. He finished 10th with a jump of 7.90m, with only the top 12 making it to the final.

It was a much better performance from Rutherford in the final, and his jump of 8.29m was enough to see him win bronze, but it was clear after the competition that it wasn't the medal he wanted.

Whilst speaking to the BBC, Rutherford fought back the tears and revealed how annoyed he was that he couldn't retain his title.

During the interview he needed time to compose himself, but after being reassured by the interviewer, he continued and expressed his feelings at the third-placed finish.

Henderson's jump of 8.38m won the gold, whilst Manyonga jumped 8.37m for the silver.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Greg Rutherford
Tyson Gay
Commonwealth Games
Usain Bolt
Mo Farah

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again