'Extraordinary scenes' headline long jump drama

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Greek underdog Militiadis Tentoglou was crowned king in the men's agelong leap last successful Tokyo today, but his triumph was not without play arsenic Cuban heavyweight Juan Miguel Echevarria pulled up lame successful a last-ditch effort to snatch gold.

Echevarria looked destined to apical the podium aft posting a whopping 8.41m successful the 3rd round. That was until, Tentoglou equalled the leap with his last attempt, yet winning by virtuousness of his second-round leap being amended than Echevvarria's.

The Cuban was afforded 1 past accidental to quadrate the ledger, needing a leap of conscionable 8.15 oregon much to assertion glory. But arsenic helium pelted down the way helium appeared to tweak his hamstring, pulling up sharply arsenic helium hobbled toward the takeoff board.

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Echevarria collapses successful vexation aft pulling up with injury. (Getty)

It was a devastating country for Echevarria who was seen keeled over, punching the crushed successful vexation arsenic his Olympic imagination sailed distant successful a count-back.

Tentoglou was seen consoling Echevarria aft the melodramatic final, arsenic fans rushed to Twitter successful awe of the contest.

Echevarria would decorativeness with the metallic medal, portion his compatriot Maykel Masso took location bronze.

Tentoglou's medal is the 2nd golden for Greece successful Tokyo aft countryman Stefanos Ntouskos claimed apical honours successful the men's azygous sculls rowing.

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