Greg Rutherford says he was inspired by Jessica Ennis

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has brushed aside suggestions that she should quit at the top after her spectacular gold medal success at London 2012.

Ennis was speaking at a joint press conference with Greg Rutherford, who says he wants to build on his success at becoming Olympic long jump champion.

Admitting it is going to be hard to top her gold in London, Ennis insisted: “I’m still only 26 and there a few years left in me yet,” adding “I definitely want to achieve a little bit more in this sport.”

Speaking before the ceremony to receive his gold medal on Monday, Rutherford said he was still coming to terms with the idea of being an Olympic champion. “It’s a very strange feeling. I’m very happy but don’t know how to get that out at the moment.”

– BY JOHN GUBBA

Greg Rutherford says he was inspired by Jessica Ennis
Greg Rutherford says he was inspired by Jessica Ennis

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