Miltiadis Tentoglou wins Tokyo Olympics gold for Greece in the men’s long jump final

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Miltiadis Tentoglou has won gold for Greece with his final effort in the men’s long jump at the Tokyo Olympics.

He jumped 8.41 metres and was followed close behind by Juan Miguel Echeverria at 8.41m and Maykel Masso 8.21m.

“What an incredible competition. What an incredible jump, the last jump. I wasn’t able to get it right at the start. But in the end I managed to pull something out to get the medal,” Tentoglou said.

“I want to thank all my supporters back home in Greece. They are awake right now, supporting me. It’s six in the morning maybe. So thanks to them.”

Tentoglou was switching ranks in the first few rounds and even missed a few attempts, but it was on round 6 where he leaped his best at 8.41m enough to take down the Cuban star to second place.

Echevarria’s teammate Maykel Masso picked up bronze after registering 8.21m in his second attempt.

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