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

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  • cacique
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    just re-watched my tape of the NBC coverage. no one seemed to comment here on watt's last jump, that landed way over the 8.50 m mark (but a foul)???? how old is this child? very exciting prospect there.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by rumbleyoungmanrumble
    One of my very few contest winners - Irving just didn't have it this year. I'll eat my pc if Dwight ever comes near 29 feet though - snowball in hell's chance!
    He has already been 'near'; how did that pc taste? :wink:

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  • rumbleyoungmanrumble
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    One of my very few contest winners - Irving just didn't have it this year. I'll eat my pc if Dwight ever comes near 29 feet though - snowball in hell's chance!

    Kudos to Mokoena - exciting jumper, can get better.

    Bayer? I remain a fan, but in spite of Torino you have to say it wasn't a good season.

    Much, much more importantly - he is still the most handsome man by a mile in t&f - forget your Norwegian JTers and your Frech PVers - this is the hunk.

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  • NCAA5000
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    Nice Article on Phillips, ComeBack & Jesse Owens heritag

    Sun Devil website included a nice article on the WC LJ along with an in-depth interview with Dwight Phillips.

    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/art ... track.html

    Here's a brief excerpt from the Ariz Republic:

    Phillips' victory Saturday was extra sweet because of the setting - the same stadium in which Jesse Owens won four Olympic medals, including the long jump, at the 1936 Berlin Games.

    "It was just unbelievable knowing that I was in the same place that such a historical person, that a great icon for humanity competed at," Phillips said. "When I left my room this morning, I didn't want to disappoint anybody. I wanted to bring the USA gold back and I'm happy I did."

    Owens' granddaughter, Marlene Hemphill Dortch, was in attendance Saturday, sitting in the same box in which Adolf Hitler watched the 1936 Games.

    At the medal ceremony for the long jump, Dortch placed the gold around Phillips' neck and hugged him.

    "That's just history looking at me in the face," he said. "I was so honored."

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by cacique
    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.
    Well, the WR would belong to Lewis, as his WC sequence is unparalleled. Of course, the wind thing would get complicated and need something like is now used in the Multis (average wind reading, etc.).

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  • cacique
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    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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  • TrackGuy#1
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    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!!!!!!

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  • gcheves
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    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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  • bruce3404
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    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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  • gh
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    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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  • AS
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    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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  • tm71
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    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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  • Frans Rutten
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    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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  • Novianv2
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    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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  • ATK
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    Damn Phillips should have gone for the WR :lol:

    edit...nvm he took his last jump

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