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Stars of 2009: Triple jumpers

Phillips Idowu, world indoor champion and Olympic silver medallist, eyes more major medals, while the younger Nathan Douglas is fit and has the potential to deliver this year.

Jonathan Edwards says on:
Nathan Douglas, 26
"He's had his ups and downs after his European Championships silver in Gothenburg in 2006.

"He is a very talented jumper and the pair of them could be the top two in the world."

Phillips Idowu, 30
"I think he's set for four brilliant years in the build-up to 2012. He was very disappointed but it was his first major medals outdoors and in tough conditions.

"He under-estimates how well he jumped. I don't believe he is as confident as he appears sometimes but I'm really excited to see how well he does."



see also
Idowu 'may have quit before 2012'
15 Jan 09 |  Athletics
Idowu takes silver behind Evora
21 Aug 08 |  Athletics

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