Greece’s Tentoglou Wins Men’s Long Jump Gold at Tokyo Olympics
Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, competing in the men’s long jump, won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The long jumper of the Greek Olympic Team stunned Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria during the final held in the Olympic stadium of Japan’s capital.
Tentoglou wasn’t at his best in the first rounds and even missed a few attempts, but it was on the round six where he made the 8.41m jump, enough to take down the Cuban star to second place.
The Greek athlete and Echevarria were toe to toe with both having 8.41m as their best effort. Tentoglou was ranked 1st and took gold on account of his second best jump of 8.15m which eclipsed Echevarria’s 8.09m.
Maykel Masso, who got injured in the first rounds, picked up bronze with 8.21m in his second attempt.
“What an incredible competition. What an incredible jump, the last jump,” Tentoglou stated after the final. “In the end I managed to pull something out to get the medal.”
Miltiadis Tentoglou has won another gold at the 2018 European Championships while he holds a personal best of 8.60 m in men’s long jump.
Source : Nick Kampouris Σύνδεσμος