London, England – Greg Rutherford became the first man from Great Britain to win gold in the long jump in 48 years, taking the competition at the London Games with a jump of 8.31 meters.
Rutherford posted the winning distance in his fourth of six jumps and beat Australia's Mitchell Watt by .15 meters. Will Claye of the United States took bronze with a leap of 8.12 meters.
The last man from Great Britain to win the long jump was Lynn Davies, who grabbed gold at the 1964 Tokyo Games.
Marquise Goodwin of the U.S. finished 10th.