World class jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou breezed through to the finals of the Rome European Athletics Championships after registering an 8.14-metre jump on his first attempt in the games.

Miltiadis Tentoglou landed 14cm clear of the minimum qualifying mark of 8m even with a headwind, to qualify for the final of the Rome European Athletics Championships. The best performance in the qualifiers was recorded by Simon Ehammer from Switzerland with 8.41m, the world’s leading jump this year.

Tentoglou has a total of 10 medals, 7 of which are gold, and is widely considered the best long jump athlete in the world.

The Greek super star has won 1 Olympic gold medal and 5 European Championship gold medals, 2 indoors and 3 outdoors.