Greek long jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou won the second gold medal for Greece at Tokyo today Monday, jumping 8.41 m on his last attempt.
Juan Miguel Echevarria of Cuba took the silver while his compatriot Maykel Masso picked up the bronze medal.
Echevarria took the lead with a 8.41m leap on his third attempt but in the final round Tentoglou matched that distance. The Greek took the gold medal with his next-best effort of 8.15m ahead of the Cuban’s 8.09.
Echevarria pulled up in his final attempt and unable to take off had to settle for the silver. Masso set the pace early in the contest with a first jump of 8.21m which proved enough for the bronze medal.
It’s the first time Greece has won the men’s long jump.
This is the second gold medal for Greece in the Tokyo 2020 summer olympics