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¶'09 WC mLJ: Dwight Phillips (US) 28-¼ (8.54)

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  • #61
    Originally posted by gm
    The Panamanian federation head should resign immediately :roll:
    I suspect Rutherford may have moved Saladino's check mark forward while he wasn't looking

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    • #62
      8-) Phillips.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Marlow
        Originally posted by knockout
        He is bonkers.... 3 fouls 5cm over, 5cm over, 3cm over.. talk about not being able to react.... move your damn maker back a bit!!!!!
        At this level, it's not that simple. Adrenaline lengthens the strides and he could have been moving back 8cm every time.
        :-) i was playing devils advocate a little... but we are talking about a seasoned pro here!!!!!

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        • #64
          well done Mitch - bad luck Fab

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Vault-emort
            well done Mitch - bad luck Fab
            Fab looks Fab, the height he gets on his jumps is tremendous..

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            • #66
              Damn Phillips should have gone for the WR :lol:

              edit...nvm he took his last jump

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              • #67
                Kind of wild that Jesse Owens would have made the finals with his 8.16m -- 73yrs ago!!!!! On a cinder runway to boot! :shock:

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                • #68
                  King doesn't have to hide anymore. He could comment: "Well, gents, I used to do this in between on one jump".

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                  • #69
                    i think the only surprise in this final was saladino's failure to register a jump. his first foul was a silver or bronze, but he missed by an inch on the board. btw phillips first jump was his best, 8.40 but left 25 cm on the board.

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                    • #70
                      Watt is a great prospect... only back in sport for 18 mths (having stopped competing at 14). Has run mid -10.30s... there's 20-30 cms further still in those legs... freak!

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                      • #71
                        1 1218 Dwight Phillips USA 8.54 (0.1)
                        2 966 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena RSA 8.47 (0.1)
                        3 149 Mitchell Watt AUS 8.37 (-0.4)
                        4 140 Fabrice Lapierre AUS 8.21 (-0.2)
                        5 517 Greg Rutherford GBR 8.17 (0.7)
                        6 477 Salim Sdiri FRA 8.07 (0.2)
                        7 206 Gable Garenamotse BOT 8.06 (-0.2)
                        8 519 Christopher Tomlinson GBR 8.06 (-0.2)
                        9 1194 Brian Johnson USA 7.86 (0.1)
                        10 801 Yahya Berrabah MAR 7.83 (0.4)
                        11 587 Loúis Tsátoumas GRE 7.59 (0.4)
                        889 Irving Saladino PAN NM (-0.5)

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                        • #72
                          Good workmanlike job by Phillips. He did exactly what he needed to do and exactly what we expected him to do in winning Gold. Wish that all of our athletes had performed as well. Congrats, Dwight!

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                          • #73
                            Please add this great article in the LA Times about Phillips' victory to the links on the homepage

                            http://tinyurl.com/l95367

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                            • #74
                              I TOLD YOU GUYS BACK IN MAY HE WAS GOING TO RETURN AND WIN

                              Dwight Phillips is the best long jumper of this decade. Since 2000 he has been relevant and ranked in the top ten. He is the symbol of hard work and dedication. Some people dont know how to overcome adversity, some people would never know that he never won a long jump title while in high school or college, he was always runner-up. Now he has won U.S. and World titles multiple times, not to mention he is the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist. Dwight has been a positive role model and citizen of the United States. So to you young men and women come up short, just know that if you have faith the size of a muster seed anything is possible. If Dwight can do it, SO CAN YOU!!!!!!
                              T.G.#1

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                              • #75
                                totally agree with you. i was going to comment on the issue of consistency, imagine if field events were not decided by your biggest mark but by your top 3 or 4 or even 6 marks? no one would beat phillips (well, except that one time...). all his jumps are so consistently great.

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