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World Athletics Championships: Rutherford adds world gold to Olympic title

Beijing: Greg Rutherford won a third gold medal for Britain when he claimed victory in the men's long jump at the world championships on Tuesday.

Greg Rutherford celebrates winning the final of the men's long jump athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing. Pic/AFP
Greg Rutherford celebrates winning the final of the men's long jump athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing. Pic/AFP 

The Olympic champion leapt a season's best of 8.41 metres in a dominant display in Beijing. Australian Fabrice Lapierre won silver with 8.24m, while there were cheers from a packed Bird's Nest stadium crowd as home hope Jianan Wang claimed bronze (8.18).

Along with Rutherford, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill have also won golds for Britain in Beijing, in the 10,000m and heptathlon, mirroring the trio's feats on the same memorable night at the London Olympics in 2012.

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