Miltiadis Tentoglou becomes world lead after clinching gold at European Championships

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Greek Olympic champion, Miltiadis Tentoglou, has broken long jump records this morning at the 2022 European Championships in Munich.

Jumping 8.52 metres on his fourth attempt, Tentoglou not only defended his European long jump title but claimed a world lead.

Britain’s Jacob Fincham-Dukes took 2nd with 8.06m, same as Sweden’s Thobias Montler who came 3rd on countback.

Tentoglou’s jump is the best in the world this year, securing him not only a gold medal but a ranking as World No.1 in men’s long jump.

Last year, the 24-year-old won the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, when he jumped a distance of 8.41 metres, overtaking long-time leader, Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria.

This morning, Tentoglou appeared calm after his record-breaking jump, saying: “I did what I dreamed of and what I thought I could do.”

As for his motivation, he has his sights set on the 2023 World Cup where he has “nine metres in mind”.

“It’s very difficult but I want half a metre more, I will always try to get closer,” he said.

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