Phillips Idowu

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Age Group:V40
Lead Coach:Gary Bourne2013-
Previous Lead:Femi Akinsanya2013-2013
Previous Lead:John Herbert-2007
Previous Lead:Aston Moore2008-2013

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Domestic Championships Record
1997 – AAA U20 Championships gold
2000 – AAA Championships gold
2001 – AAA Championships bronze
2002 – AAA Championships gold
2005 – AAA Indoor Championships gold. AAA Championships bronze
2006 – AAA Championships gold
2007 – Norwich Union European Indoor Champs Trials silver
2008 – Norwich Union World Indoor Champs Trials gold. Olympic Trials gold
2009 – Aviva World Trials gold
2010 – Aviva European Trials gold

Major Championships and International Record
2012 – Olympic Games 8th q
2011 – IAAF World Championships silver
2010 – European Championships gold. European Team Championships silver. IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup bronze
2009 – World Championships gold. European Team Championships silver
2008 – Olympic Games silver. World Indoor Championships gold. European Cup gold
2007 – World Championships 6th. European Indoor Championships gold
2006 – European Championships 5th. Commonwealth Games gold
2004 – Olympic Games 2nd q (NM final)
2002 – European Championships 5th. Commonwealth Games silver
2001 – World Championships 9th
2000 – Olympic Games 6th
1999 – European Under-23 Championships 5th
1997 – European Junior Championships 4th

Phillips Olaosebikan Idowu is a member of Belgrave Harriers and is known as much for his eccentricity as his triple jumping! His hair has been virtually every colour of the rainbow and his facial piercings are his trademarks. He was a talented sportsman at school in both basketball and American football.

In 2000, the Hackney-born athlete set a lifetime best to qualify for the Olympic final with 17.12m, and was only four centimetres short of that mark in the final, as he finished a promising sixth in Sydney and made the world final the following year.

At the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Idowu enjoyed a tremendous battle with Edwards in the final. The 29-year-old took the lead, setting his existing outdoor lifetime best of 17.68m, only to be denied by his veteran team-mate, who responded with a an effort of 17.86m, which destroyed Idowu’s chances of claiming his first major title.

At the 2002 European Championships, Idowu had a second chance of claiming a gold medal and qualification looked promising, as he led the preliminaries with a leap of 17.54m but finished a disappointing fifth in the final.

Idowu finally began to fulfil his potential in the 2006 campaign, winning the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne with a leap of 17.45m but at the European Championships in Gothenburg he finished outside of the medals in fifth place.

Idowu started the 2007 season superlatively. At the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham, he had a great battle with his team-mate and rival Nathan Douglas and in a high quality competition, Idowu came out on top with a world-leading 17.56m and carrying that momentum into the summer, Idowu won the Bislett Games in Oslo before an untimely back injury wrecked his gold medal chances at the World Championships, where he finished sixth.

2008 saw him claim the silver medal in Beijing, a medal he was not happy with and in 2009 he came back and took the World title in Berlin. In 2010 he not only took the European title, but also raised his life-time best to 17.81 in the same competition to confirm his status as one of the world's best triple jumpers. 2011 started well with a 17.57m effort at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham and three days later in Stockholm he maintained his good form breaking the sand at 17.48m. At the IAAF World Championships in Daegu he saved his best jump of the season for the final, falling only 4cm below his life-time best with 17.77m, however this was only good enough for the silver medal.

Best known performances

Performances Submit
1997 2000 2001 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2014 V35 Belgrave
TJ16.990.01Nathan, AUSQA All Comers Meet & CG Qualifying Meet31 May 14
TJ16.71w2.41Albert Park, AUSAustralian Athletics Championships5 Apr 14
TJ16.700.21BHampden ParkCommonwealth Games1 Aug 14
TJ16.631.61Brisbane, AUSQueensland Track Classic29 Mar 14
TJ16.57-0.11Sydney, AUSSydney Track Classic15 Mar 14
TJ16.470.06Shanghai, CHNIAAF Diamond League18 May 14
TJ16.450.05Hampden ParkCommonwealth Games2 Aug 14
TJ16.37-0.54Braunschweig, GEREuropean Athletics Team Championships Super League22 Jun 14
TJ16.081.38Marrakech, MARMeeting International Mohammed VI d’Athlétisme8 Jun 14
TJ15.67-2.11Q2Albert Park, AUSAustralian Athletics Championships3 Apr 14
TJNM-Sotteville-lès-Rouen, FRAMeeting Pro Athlé Tour de Sotteville les Rouen14 Jun 14
2013 SEN Belgrave
TJ16.44-0.17Rome, ITADiamond League Golden Gala6 Jun 13
TJ15.87w2.51Quarteira, PORTorneio Regional Olímpico Jovem18 May 13
TJ15.871.18Montreuil-sous-Bois, FRAMeeting AEA Classic de Montreuil3 Jun 13
2012 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.311.01Hengelo, NEDFanny Blankers-Koen Games27 May 12
TJ17.240.71Shanghai, CHNSamsung Diamond League19 May 12
TJ17.051.23Eugene OR, USASamsung Diamond League1 Jun 12
TJ16.53-1.08qAOlympic ParkOlympic Games7 Aug 12
2011 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.770.02Daegu, KORIAAF World Championships4 Sep 11
TJ17.59-0.61Rome, ITASamsung Diamond League26 May 11
TJ17.57i1BirminghamAviva Grand Prix19 Feb 11
TJ17.54-0.21BirminghamAviva British Grand Prix10 Jul 11
TJ17.52w3.21Bydgoszcz, POLENEA Cup European Athletics Festival3 Jun 11
TJ17.521.02Lausanne, SUISamsung Diamond League30 Jun 11
TJ17.48i1Stockholm, SWEXL-Galan22 Feb 11
TJ17.36-0.61Monaco, MONSamsung Diamond League22 Jul 11
TJ17.321.7-Bydgoszcz, POLENEA Cup European Athletics Festival3 Jun 11
TJ17.170.52qADaegu, KORIAAF World Championships2 Sep 11
TJ17.070.83Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix6 Aug 11
TJ16.67-1.91New York NY, USASamsung Diamond League11 Jun 11
TJ16.29-0.65Brussels, BELSamsung Diamond League16 Sep 11
2010 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.810.11Barcelona, ESPEuropean Championships29 Jul 10
TJ17.48-0.11Rio de Janeiro, BRAIAAF World Challenge Meeting23 May 10
TJ17.380.11GatesheadAviva British Grand Prix10 Jul 10
TJ17.311.93New York NY, USAadidas Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League12 Jun 10
TJ17.25i4BirminghamAviva Grand Prix20 Feb 10
TJ17.241.33Split, CROIAAF / VTB Bank Continental Cup5 Sep 10
TJ17.200.44Paris, FRAIAAF Diamond League16 Jul 10
TJ17.140.02Reims, FRAMeeting Alma Athlé Tour de Reims30 Jun 10
TJ17.121.32Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships20 Jun 10
TJ17.121.61BirminghamAviva European Trials and UK Championships27 Jun 10
TJ17.100.82QABarcelona, ESPEuropean Championships27 Jul 10
TJ17.00i4Stockholm, SWEGE Galan10 Feb 10
TJ16.76i1Lee ValleySEAA Indoor Championships17 Jan 10
TJ16.74i5Gothenburg, SWESamsung Galan2 Feb 10
TJ16.54-0.66Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix Diamond League13 Aug 10
2009 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.730.01Berlin, GERIAAF World Championships18 Aug 09
TJ17.60w2.41Chania, GREVenizelia1 Jun 09
TJ17.601.01Turin, ITAPrimo Nebiolo Memorial4 Jun 09
TJ17.500.12Leiria, PORSpar European Team Championships21 Jun 09
TJ17.35-Chania, GREVenizelia1 Jun 09
TJ17.320.31qABerlin, GERIAAF World Championships16 Aug 09
TJ17.322.01GatesheadAviva British Grand Prix31 Aug 09
TJ17.160.23Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix24 Jul 09
TJ17.051.81Málaga, ESPGran Premio Andalucia27 Jun 09
TJ17.051.61BirminghamAviva World Trials & National Championships12 Jul 09
TJ17.031.04Thessalonika, GREIAAF World Athletics Final12 Sep 09
2008 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.75i1Valencia, ESPIAAF World Indoor Championships9 Mar 08
TJ17.620.92Beijing, CHNOlympic Games21 Aug 08
TJ17.581.01BirminghamAviva National Championships inc Olympic Trials13 Jul 08
TJ17.552.01Chania, GREVenizelia7 Jun 08
TJ17.460.51Annecy, FRASpar European Cup22 Jun 08
TJ17.441.01QABeijing, CHNOlympic Games18 Aug 08
TJ17.420.81Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 08
TJ17.361.11Bydgoszcz, POLTamex Cup1 Jul 08
TJ17.24i1SheffieldNorwich Union Trials & UK Championships10 Feb 08
TJ17.21i1BirminghamNorwich Union Grand Prix16 Feb 08
TJ17.06i1Lee ValleySEAA Championships19 Jan 08
TJ17.05i4QValencia, ESPIAAF World Indoor Championships7 Mar 08
TJ16.421.04GatesheadAviva Grand Prix31 Aug 08
2007 SEN Belgrave
20022.321Lee ValleyLondon Inter Club Challenge26 May 07
LJ7.12w7BedfordCAU Inter County Championships28 May 07
LJ7.101.9-BedfordCAU Inter County Championships28 May 07
TJ17.56i1BirminghamEuropean Indoor Championships3 Mar 07
TJ17.350.91Oslo, NORIAAF Golden League, Exxon Mobil Bislett Games15 Jun 07
TJ17.210.72Munich, GERSpar European Cup (Men)24 Jun 07
TJ17.14-0.11Glasgow (S)Norwich Union Classic3 Jun 07
TJ17.09-0.96Osaka, JPNIAAF World Championships27 Aug 07
TJ17.07-0.11QBOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships25 Aug 07
TJ17.03i2GlasgowNorwich Union International27 Jan 07
TJ16.82i3QABirminghamEuropean Indoor Championships2 Mar 07
TJ16.68i2SheffieldNorwich Union European Indoor Trials11 Feb 07
TJ16.48i1Lee ValleySEAA Indoor Championships21 Jan 07
TJ15.840.26SportcityNorwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships29 Jul 07
2006 SEN Belgrave
10010.601.41Ballarat, AUSBallarat, Aus25 Feb 06
10011.17-0.64BHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership6 May 06
LJ7.78w2.55Melbourne, AUSTelstra Grand Prix9 Mar 06
LJ7.580.6-Melbourne, AUSTelstra Grand Prix9 Mar 06
LJ7.560.38GatesheadBritish Grand Prix11 Jun 06
TJ17.500.51SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Champs16 Jul 06
TJ17.450.21Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games25 Mar 06
TJ17.100.71BirminghamNorwich Union International20 Aug 06
TJ17.06w2.81Bendigo, AUSBendigo, AUS12 Mar 06
TJ17.060.77Lausanne, SWIATHLETISSIMA11 Jul 06
TJ17.060.92Crystal PalaceNorwich Union London Grand Prix28 Jul 06
TJ17.020.35Gothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships12 Aug 06
TJ17.01-1.07QGothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships10 Aug 06
TJ16.90-0.21Melbourne, AUSVictorian Championships19 Feb 06
TJ16.82-0.71Bratislava, SVKBratislava, SLO13 Jun 06
TJ16.79w3.21Budapest, HUNBp. Honvéd Nemzetközi30 Jun 06
TJ16.58-1.18Lucerne, SWILuzern, SUI6 Jul 06
TJ16.551.61Brisbane, AUSTelstra Aseries3 Mar 06
TJ16.49-1.38Stockholm, SWEDN Galan25 Jul 06
TJ16.19-0.21QMelbourne, AUSVictorian Championships18 Feb 06
TJ16.00w0.7-Budapest, HUNBp. Honvéd Nemzetközi30 Jun 06
2005 SEN Belgrave
10010.921.243Irvine CA, USA30 Apr 05
10011.30-0.41CBattersea ParkADIDAS BELGRAVE SPEED GRAND PRIX29 Jun 05
20022.280.71BBattersea ParkADIDAS BELGRAVE SPEED GRAND PRIX29 Jun 05
TJ17.30i1SheffieldAAA Indoor Champs13 Feb 05
TJ16.960.96Athens, GRE14 Jun 05
TJ16.44i11QMadrid, ESP4 Mar 05
TJ16.34w2.110Lausanne, SWI5 Jul 05
TJ16.293SportcityAAA Championships10 Jul 05
TJ16.170.7-SportcityAAA Championships10 Jul 05
2002 SEN Belgrave
TJ17.681.22Manchester (CG)Commonwealth Games28 Jul 02
2001 SEN Belgrave
TJ16.740.26qAEdmonton, CANIAAF World Championships4 Aug 01
TJ16.600.39Edmonton, CANIAAF World Championships6 Aug 01
2000 U23 Belgrave
LJ7.831.12Ljubljana, SLOInv25 Jul 00
TJ17.12-0.62=qBSydney, AUSOlympic Games23 Sep 00
TJ17.080.06Sydney, AUSOlympic Games25 Sep 00
TJ17.050.41Budapest, HUNEv6N22 Jul 00
TJ16.871.81BirminghamAAA Championships13 Aug 00
1997 U20 Belgrave
TJ16.34w3.34Ljubljana, SLOEJ27 Jul 97
TJ15.861.71BedfordAAA-205 Jul 97
TJ15.540.45Crystal PalaceSpar17 Aug 97
Total Performances: 125
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