Early on Tuesday morning the story broke that Greg Rutherford had been included in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the upcoming World Championships.
The news, which is sure to come as a pleasant surprise to Rutherford, means that he is set to build upon his successes during his home games in 2012.
The story by Laura Williamson which broke in The Daily Mail details how the Milton Keynes man earned his place at the expense of Chris Tomlinson and was favoured ahead of him despite having suffered a hamstring tear only three weeks ago in Paris.
The long-jump champion will be very keen to add a World Championship medal to the gold he won at the London games 12 months ago, although there is a slight amount of doubt as to whether or not he will be fit enough to do so.
With the legacy of the Olympic Games constantly being called into question – particularly now with the Anniversary Games having wrapped up a few days ago – the Great Britain and Northern Irish athletes will be even more eager to grab a nice haul of medals.
Rutherford took to twitter a few days earlier to ease concerns over how quickly his injury was healing, stating:
But… The hamstring is feeling much better. It seems my freakishly good healing ability is in full force.
— Greg Rutherford (@GregJRutherford) July 25, 2013
However, with the IAAF World Championships set to take place in Moscow on August 10, there’s not much time left for the 27-year-old to rest up before putting his tender hamstring to the test of such a high-level competition.
Of course, Rutherford will be confident he can do so having already tasted success since turning pro in the European Champions as well as the Commonwealth Games over the last seven years.
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