Miltiadis (Miltos) Tentoglou, the formidable athlete, secured another victory at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest. The Greek champion won the gold medal in the long jump with an outstanding result of 8.52 meters, once again making history in his chosen sport.
It took the athlete one last effort in the final to win the gold medal, as the fight with the Jamaican jumper Wayne Pinnock turned out to be quite challenging.
The master of the last jump 😮💨
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) August 24, 2023
Tentoglou entered the competition with determination and jumped 8.50 meters on his first attempt, making this his best performance this year. He then addressed the excited spectators and gestured for everyone to calm down.
Pinnock also managed to reach 8.50 meters on his second jump, adding to the tension among spectators.
The Greek champion reached 8.39 meters in his third attempt, remaining in second place and only one centimeter behind Pinnock, who crossed the distance of 8.40 meters on his first attempt. Tentoglou’s fourth attempt was declared invalid while Pinnock cleared 8.03 meters.
On the penultimate attempt, the Greek jumper reached 8.30 meters, while Pinnock continued to lead with a score of 7.96 meters.
Finally, in his last attempt, Tentoglou was able to overcome the distance of 8.52 meters, winning gold and the hearts of fans around the world. Pinnock scored lower by jumping 8.32 meters in his last try.
After the final triumph, World Athletics named Tentoglou on Twitter as “the master of the final jump.”
Other Prominent Achievements of Miltos Tentoglou
This gold medal is one of many awards in the collection of the outstanding Greek Olympic champion. Earlier this summer, Tentoglou triumphed with a gold medal in men’s long jump at the European Games in Krakow. His impressive 8.34-meter jump earned Greece vital points in the European Athletics Team Championships for the third time.
Tentoglou’s consistency shone through as he corrected his errors to secure victory, expressing his aim to improve further before the World Championships. His achievements include three consecutive indoor European titles, and he holds the Olympic, European, and world indoor champion titles. Team Hellas celebrated more success with medals in pole vault, taekwondo, karate, and artistic swimming at the European Games.
In March, Tentoglou once again showcased his exceptional skill by securing his third consecutive indoor European Championships title with an impressive 8.30-meter jump.
This remarkable achievement solidifies his status as the first male long jumper to achieve such a feat in European indoor competitions. As the reigning Olympic, European, and world indoor champion, Tentoglou’s consistent success highlights his exceptional talent and dedication to his sport. His victory has played a significant role in elevating Greece to the seventh position in the overall rankings of the European Championships.