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World Athletics Championships 2023: Men's Long Jump - Miltiadis Tentoglou's Last Jump Secures A Gold For Greece

Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medallist Miltiadis Tentoglou snatched a gold medal from the Jamaican Wayne Pinnock with his last jump of the event in World Athletics Championships 2023.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 26.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Mens Long Jump Miltiadis Tentoglous Last Jump Secures A Gold For Greece

Men’s long jump final event at the World Athletics Championships 2023 (Budapest, Hungary) ended on a dramatic note, where the Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medallist Miltiadis Tentoglou snatched a gold medal from the Jamaican Wayne Pinnock with his last jump of the event. Meanwhile, Indian Jeswin Aldrin had a disappointing finish.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Long Jump – The Dramatic Final Moment

On the sixth day of the World Athletics Championships 2023 (August 24), Greek star Miltiadis Tentoglou had a strong start with a jump of 8.50 metres.

Jamaican Wayne Pinnock also had an 8.50m jump on his second attempt, but he earned the leading position and carried on before Tentoglou’s last jump of the event. Pinnock (8.40m) was leading due to having a one-centimetre better second-best jump record than Tentoglou (8.39m) in that final event.

However, the latest Summer Olympics gold medallist shined with his last jump, which recorded his season-best performance of 8.52 metres. So, Pinnock ended the event with a silver medal.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Long Jump – More Jamaican battle for the bronze medal

Another Jamaican Tajay Gayle, the World Athletics Championships 2019 gold medallist, secured the bronze with his season-best jump of 8.27m. Although his another national teammate, Carey McLeod also reached the 8.27m, Gayle managed the podium place on countback.

World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Long Jump – Indian Jeswin Aldrin finished in 11th position

Meanwhile, the Indian Jeswin Aldrin managed to finish the 11th spot in that 12-man long jump final. During his third attempt of the day, Aldrin managed to reach the mark of 7.77m.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Long Jump (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Round

Mark

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Miltiadis Tentoglou

Greece

8.50

x

8.39

x

8.30

8.52

8.52 (SB)

2

Wayne Pinnock

Jamaica

8.40

8.50

6.39

8.03

7.96

8.38

8.50

3

Tajay Gayle

Jamaica

6.50

8.17

x

x

8.11

8.27

8.27 (SB)

4

Carey McLeod

Jamaica

7.90

8.27

x

6.57

-

7.19

8.27

5

Wang Jianan

China

8.05

8.02

x

7.88

x

7.91

8.05

6

Thobias Montler

Sweden

8.00

3.03

x

7.92

7.87

x

8.00

7

Radek Juška

Czech Republic

7.98

x

x

7.65

7.85

x

7.98

8

William Williams

United States

7.94

7.53

x

x

x

7.60

7.94

9

Simon Ehammer

Switzerland

x

x

7.87

 

 

 

7.87

10

Alejandro Parada

Cuba

x

7.79

7.86

 

 

 

7.86

11

Jeswin Aldrin

India

x

x

7.77

 

 

 

7.77

12

Marquis Dendy

United States

7.51

7.62

-

 

 

 

7.62

(NOTE: SB = Season Best)


What did Miltiadis Tentoglou say?

Before the ongoing World Athletics Championships, Tentoglou got a World Championship silver medal in the 2022 edition. However, the long jumper already won senior-level gold medals in the Olympics (2020), World Indoor Championships (2022), Diamond League (2022), European Championships (2018 and 2022), European Indoor Championships (2019, 2021 and 2023), and European Games (2023).

After winning his first World Athletics Championships gold, Tentoglou said, "The only gold medal I missed is now mine. It was a great competition, a great battle, better than last year. Now I'm going to defend all my titles."

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