Rutherford: I’m still No1

OLYMPIC long jump champion Greg Rutherford has hit back at criticism from British rival Chris Tomlinson after failing to reach the World Championship final yesterday.

Rutherford registered a best jump of 7.87m, missing out on a place in the final by two centimetres.

Tomlinson fumed his omission in favour of the 26-year-old was down to an inferior media profile.

But Rutherford responded: “I’m still British No1 and jumped further multiple times than him this year.”