Taking a break from politics and the news and turning to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin: One of the most anticipated competitions this week will be the men's triple jump, where British Olympian Phillips Idowu and Potuguese Olympian Nelson Evora will compete for gold. Idowu easily advanced in the qualifications and leads Group A with a jump of 17.32 meters.
The Olympic silver medalist opened with an effort of 17.10 but passed the qualifying mark with his second attempt. Says Idowu: "I feel good. I haven't jumped for a couple of weeks so it was good to get a couple of jumps out."
The men's triple jump final is Tuesday.
The flamboyant Idowu, known for his variety of hair colors, piercings and the err prominent tongue piercing he continually shows in photos, is the current Commonwealth Games champion and World Indoor champion. WHEN YOU JUMP, much more of Phillips Idowu, who looks to be quite fit in all the right places. And a close-up on the tongue ring. Idowu posed nude in an advert for Gatorade during the Beijing Olympics. No similar plans have been announced in Berlin. Yet.