Miltos Tentoglou soars to gold at European Athletics Championships


Miltos Tentoglou clinched yet another gold medal in long jump at the European Athletics Championships in Rome on Saturday, June 8.

Twice achieving a distance of 8.65m, he not only set a new personal best but also claimed the title for the world’s leading performance of the year, while simultaneously etching a championship record.

This victory marked the Greek champion’s sixth gold medal in European Championships, comprising three outdoor and three indoor events.

In his initial jump, Tentoglou landed at 8.42m, marking the year’s best performance globally.

His second attempt was deemed invalid, while he recorded a distance of 8.49m on his third attempt, despite jumping from behind the line.

Tentoglou achieved 8.45m in his fourth jump, before his concluding flourish, twice beating his previous personal best of 8.60m set in 2021.

The distance was just one centimeter shy of the Greek national record of 8.66m, held by Louis Tsatoumas since 2007.

With his eyes set on the ultimate prize, the Paris Olympics, Tentoglou’s focus remains as he continues to strive for excellence on the global stage. Under the guidance of his coach, George Pomaskey, Tentoglou is poised to make a lasting impact in the world of athletics.




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