THE HUMBLE CHAMPION
“What happened was tragic. I am ashamed to speak. What Nyfantopoulos said was the best: that we may be competing here but no one can ease the pain of these people. I do not know where I should dedicate this victory,” he said.
He thanked the Greek supporters for the wonderful atmosphere they created in the stadium for all athletes on the Greek team, including himself.
Asked to comment on the fact that he was the first European long jumper to win three gold medals in successive meets, the Greek Olympic medallist said:
Regarding his next goals, Tentoglou said his sights were set on a Greek record and a gold medal at the world championships in Budapest. Greece climbed to the 7th position of the European Championships with the help of Miltos Tentoglou gold medal in the long jump. Tentoglou achieved the longest jump performed so far this year in February. During the Toruń meeting in Poland, he jumped 8.40 meters, securing victory and setting a new record for the event. The record-setting jump in Poland is another strong performance from Tentoglou, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In 2022, Tentoglou became the World Indoor Champion jumping the current Greek indoor record of 8.55 metres, which places him sixth on the world indoor all-time list, and took silver at the outdoor World Championships. He holds an outdoor personal best of 8.60 m.