If at first you don't succeed, try again. Phillips Idowu of Great Britain & Northern Ireland win's the men's triple jump Tuesday at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Idowu, the runner-up at last year's Beijing Olympics, won with a spectacular jump of 17.73 meters and beat Olympic gold medalist Nelson Evora of Portugal. The two frenemies and sporting rivals are seen embracing below.
Idowu's 17.73 meters is the best result in the world this year and his personal best. The 30-year-old Londoner soared past Evora's mark of 17.55 with his third-round jump. Cuba's Alexis Copello won bronze with 17.36 meters. American Sanya Richards took gold in the women's triple jump.
Idowu tells the BBC: "I didn't think the jump was going to be enough. It came at the right time - I was pleased. God was looking down on me. I was having some crazy dreams last night. Today I knew I had something inside me, I knew I was going to win. "
WHEN YOU JUMP, watch the jump from several POV's and view a spectacular sequence of images, including several close-ups of the bulging Idowu's impressively tight assets. Unfortunately, no nudes. Yet. Congratulations and very well done.