It sounds eerily familiar: Jessica Ennis-Hill favourite in the heptathlon, Mo Farah gunning for gold in the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford desperate to prove the doubters wrong in the long jump.
Greg Rutherford believes his growing aura of invincibility – as well as the unerring ability to pull out a big jump when it matters – can propel him to another Olympic gold medal in Rio next month.
Mo Farah shadowboxed on the start line in tribute to his hero Muhammad Ali – and then produced a knockout performance to break another British record.
Greg Rutherford believes he is in the best shape of his career and the Olympic long jump champion is thriving under the pressure of being the bookmakers’ favourite for the Rio Games.
Greg Rutherford expects Russia’s track and field stars to be back in time for the Olympics because “political arms will be twisted and palms greased” to allow them to compete in Rio.
Greg Rutherford has told his critics to finally recognise him as a “half-decent athlete” after becoming only the fifth Briton to hold Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold medals at the same time.