As expected, Markus Rehm won gold in the long jump at the Paralympics in Tokyo for the third time in a row.

With 8.18 meters, the Leverkusen-based man won 79 centimeters ahead of Frenchman Dimitri Pavade in the rain.

His hope of attacking his two-month-old world record (8.62) or jumping further than the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou in his Olympic victory (8.41) was not fulfilled.

The longest jump - the last - was invalid on Wednesday.

Since his international debut at the 2011 World Championships, Rehm has competed 15 times in the long jump at World and European Championships as well as at Paralympics and has always won gold. The 34-year-old wanted to compete in the Olympic Games. His start was rejected by the World Athletics Federation despite compliance with the norms, the International Sports Court Cas had confirmed this.

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