Rutherford expects medal tears

05 August 2012 / 08:54

Greg Rutherford admitted he is likely to shed a tear when he is presented with his gold medal today.

Rutherford struck gold in the long jump on Saturday night on an incredible evening for Team GB in the Olympic Stadium.

After a jump of 8.31 metres, Rutherford was crowned champion just minutes after Jessica Ennis crossed the line for gold in the heptathlon.

And while Rutherford was on his own lap of honour, Mo Farah came home for gold in the men's 10,000 metres.

Rutherford and Farah will be presented with their gold medals in the stadium later today.

Speaking on Radio 5 Live, Rutherford said: "I'm probably going to cry, I'm not going to shy away from that, I'm going to embrace it."

On how he is feeling this morning, he added: "My body is aching. I've come out of it with no big injuries, I'm just a bit achy. I'm ready to compete again in a couple of weeks time."

Rutherford, Ennis and Farah were roared to gold by the crowd, and the 25-year-old described the night as a "fantastic experience".

He added: "I was lucky enough to see the end of Mo's race while still out on the track.

"It is so good to see the entire nation get behind everybody."