Long jump gold medallist Miltiadis Tentoglou saw his world leading 8.40 metre jump in Torún last week disallowed by World Athletics because he wore the wrong colour long-distance running spikes.
But in Liévin yesterday the Greek athlete left everyone with no doubt that he is the current world number 1 as he leapt to 8.41m.
Tentoglou responded to the decision in an Instagram post, saying, "And the funny thing is next week I'm going to wear the same spike is different colour so it's "approved".
"And apparently it's okay to miss 3 antidoping tests but not wear these shoes."
Same shoes, different colour
Tentoglou posted photos of the shoes in question which weren't allowed, comparing them to another pair of shoes which were permitted by World Athletics, the only difference between the pairs being the colour.
"They cancel my 8.40 jump because I'm wearing the spike in the 1st picture. While the other 2 spikes are ok for the long jump.
"The first 2 pictures are the same spike but different colours BTW," he wrote.
"I don't care about an 8.40 jump. I can jump it whenever the f*$k I want."
The record breaking long jump of Miltos Tedoglou at 8.41m in Lieven has confirmed that the Greek athlete is by far the best jumper on the planet, no matter the shoes he is wearing.
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