Olympians Switch On 2012 Illuminations

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium

Olympic Games gold medalist: Greg Rutherford of Great Britain.

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#RIO2016 Greg Rutherford of Great Britain ahead of the Men's Long Jump Qualifying Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on...

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain ahead of the Men's Long Jump Qualifying Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on.

Britain's Rutherford has hernia surgery

Britain's Rutherford has hernia surgery

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the Men's Long Jump final during day four of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 25, 2015 in Beijing, China.

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Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver in the final of the men's long jump.  But in these Olympics, fate does not just meet Great Britain half-way, it home delivers. Red-headed Briton Greg Rutherford had already stuck what would survive as the gold medal winning jump. At 8.31, it was the shortest winning jump at the Olympics since Munich 1972. Watt twice leapt to better it, but could not. He knew it before Omega did.  So Greg Rutherford  won gold in the long jump.

Last night, Mitchell Watt represented Australia's last fingerhold on its Olympic dignity.

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