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Greg Rutherford leaps into history as he becomes first Briton to win Olympic gold long jump since 1964

London 2012 Olympics: Gold for Greg Rutherford in long jump - Rutherford launches himself into the sand.

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Team GB's medals - in pictures

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Royal Mail 'next day' Gold Medal stamps for Team GB - Greg Rutherford men's long jump #London2012 #Olympics

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The 50 Best moments from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Unlikely gold winner Greg Rutherford launched himself to the podium with a gargantuan 8.31m jump for Team GB. Rutherford won Great Britains first gold medal in the long jump since 1964 when Lynn Davies won in Tokyo

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Best of British: We look back on a weekend when Britain's athletes shone... and London's landmarks dazzled in the drizzle

Jumping fro joy: Greg Rutherford celebrates his victory in the long jump on a remarkable evening for Team GB

Greg Rutherford wins gold for Team GB in men's long jump (Image © David J. Phillip/AP/Press Association Images)