Olympics: London long jump champ Rutherford targets winter Games
Published on Feb 14, 2014 11:13 PM
LONDON (AFP) - British Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford wants to follow his London 2012 success by becoming only the second athlete to be crowned a champion in two different sports at both the Summer and Winter Games.
He is considering competing in either the bobsleigh or skeleton events at the Winter Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, in four years' time.
However, in an interview on the website of Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday, Rutherford stressed he wanted to continue as a long jumper as well.
"I am serious about it," 27-year-old Rutherford told the Guardian. "There is something about going down the ice head first that massively appeals to me.
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