Winning a bronze Olympic medal is beyond most of us but Greg Rutherford said he was “gutted” to come third in the long jump on Saturday night.
The London 2012 gold medallist was beaten by Jeff Henderson of the USA and Luvo Manyonga of South Africa.
An emotional Rutherford told the BBC: “I’m gutted. I came here to win but couldn’t quite get it together.
“... I didn’t jump far enough and that’s difficult. I am pleased I went from fourth back into a medal position but bronze is not good enough for me.
“I am very disappointed.”
He also went on to tweet:
But the British public was having none of it.
Twitter was full of messages of support for the athlete...
The evening also saw Jessica Ennis-Hill lose her Olympic title in the heptathlon, although she still walked away with silver.
But it was glory once again for Mo Farah, who took the gold in the 10,000m, despite falling over 11 minutes into the race.
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