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English celebrate long-jump gold

30†July†2002

Englandís Nathan Morgan took long jump gold in front of an ecstatic home crowd, pushing out Chris Tomlinson along the way.

City of Manchester Stadium

Morgan put in a second jump of 8:02 which was good enough to claim top spot ahead of Gable Garenamotse, who took Botswanaís first medal of the Games and the Cayman Islands coming third through Kareem Streete-Thompson.

Afterwards Morgan said:

ďIn the qualification I struggled so much because of my heel. But I had an injection and it paid off. At the moment thereís no pain. Iím not sure how it will feel later on tonight, but who cares? Iím Commonwealth champion and I canít believe it.Ē

ďItís been a long time coming. Iíve been competing for Great Britain for years now. Iíve had a lot of injuries, but I can say that Iím back and Iím going to keep on winning,Ē he continued.

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