Christian Taylor Triple Jump 17.96m (Video) - Daegu World Championships 2011

>> September 04, 2011

American Christian Taylor leaped 17.96m (+0.1) to win the gold medal  in the men's triple jump at the last day of World championships in Daegu. The 21-year-old opened his legal jump with 17.04s in the second attempt after fouled in the previous one. Taylor's third attempt 17.40m moved him to second position, but still way behind the favorite and defending world champion Phillips Idowu of Great Britain who registered 17.70m earlier.

However, in the fourth attempt, Taylor did a monster jump 17.96m - the 5th longest jump in history and bettered his old mark (17.68m) by 28cm, which guaranteed him the gold medal. Only Jonathan Edward (18.29), Kenny Harrison (18.09), Teddy Tamgho (17.98), and Willi Banks (17.97) have jumped further than the mark.

Taylor is also a good sprinter, he has 45.34s as a personal best in 400 meters and consistently run 45 seconds over the years. He run a respected time of 20.76s in 200m as well. In 2007, his best jump over triple jump is only 15.98s, a year later he slightly improved  to 16.05m. During the previous world championships he was still an "unknown" triple jumper with best jump of 16.65m. He touched the 17m for the first time at 2010 in 17.02m. He just phenomenal in 2011.

Idowu, improved his jump to 17.77m to confirm the silver medal. Fellow American Will Claye took the bronze in 17.50m.

Video of Christian Taylor in Triple Jump (17.96m) - Daegu World Championships



Results
1, Christian Taylor, USA, 17.96 (0.1) PB
2, Phillips Idowu, GBR, 17.77 (0.0)
3, Will Claye, USA, 17.50 (0.1)
4, Alexis Copello, CUB, 17.47 (0.1)
5, Nelson Evora, POR, 17.35 (0.0)
6, Christian Olsson, SWE, 17.23 (0.0)
7, Leevan Sands, BAH, 17.21 (-0.2)
8, Benjamin Compaore, FRA, 17.17 (0.2)
9, Henry Frayne, AUS, 16.78 (-0.1)
10, Fabrizio Donato, ITA, 16.77 (-0.1)
11, Yoandris Betanzos, CUB, 16.67 -0.1
12, Sheryf El-Sheryf, UKR, 16.38 (-0.1)

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100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
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3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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