Dwight Phillips 8.45 in Daegu - 4th World Title

>> September 03, 2011

American Dwight Phillips successfully retained his world title at long jump, leaping 8.45 (0.0)  at the IAAF Word championships in Daegu on September 02, 2011.

The 33-year-old (turning 34 on October) came to Daegu with poor mark 8.07 +0.4 set in Shanghai in May, and only improved on the distance during the qualification rounds in Daegu with a leap of 8.32 -0.2. But his best jump in the finals just to make sure the fourth world title which he won since 2003, 2005, and 2009. The poor season in 2007 denied Phillips to win his third consecutive victory in world championships, saw Panama's Irving Saladino won the gold medal in 8.57.

With the victory, Phillips equaled Ivan Pedroso's feat who has won the world championships four times in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001. Carl Lewis won the first and second World championships (1983 and 1987), the next two won by Mike Powell (1991- 8.95 WR, and 1993).

Mitchell Wall, the Australian hope with four longest jumps in the world (8.54 world leader, 8.45, 8.44 & 8.44) before the championships only managed to leap 8.33 (+0.4) in his second attempt for silver medal. Bronze medal was won by Makusha of Zimbabwie in a distance of 8.29 (+0.3). Makusha's personal best is 8.40m and has run 9.89s in the 100m.

Interestingly, Phillips was perhaps randomly assigned bib number " 1 1 1 1" - which means four times world champion ?!. The 2004 Olympic champion will be hunting for another gold medal in London Olympics next year.

Video of Long Jump Men Finals (Dwight Phillips 8.45) - IAAF World Championships



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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

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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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
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
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
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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