Important summer for Greg

Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford only has eyes for one prize this summer - World Championship gold.

Having won European, Commonwealth and Olympic gold during his long jump career, the 28-year-old wants to win in Beijing to complete the set.

“It’s a really important summer,” he said. “I’ll be looking forward to the fourth World Championships and it’s the one title I don’t have. Everything is geared towards that. Hopefully I can stay fit and healthy.

“It’s not quite as important as the Olympics, but it’s right up there.

“And then as soon as my season is finished, I’ll be looking to the Olympics next year.”