Miltiadis Tentoglou snatches dramatic last-gasp long jump gold medal on controversial countback rule from Cuban favourite Juan Miguel Echevarria
Miltiadis Tentoglou snatched a dramatic, last-gasp long jump gold medal from the clutches of favourite Juan Miguel Echevarria.
The Cuban, who had led for nearly the entire competition, was the favourite before Tentoglou’s late intervention.
Although the Greek jumped 8.41 metres – the same as Echevarria – he won on the ‘countback’ rule.
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Miltiadis Tentoglou won a dramatic long jump competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday