Dwight Phillips

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Birthday
1, 1977
Birthplace
Georgia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Georgia

About

Olympic gold medal-winner and four time world champion in the long jump, he also competed in the 100-meter dash.

Before Fame

A standout sprinter, he enrolled at the University of Kentucky to focus on the triple jump, and then the long jump at Arizona State.

Trivia

Ranked the top long jumper in the world coming into the 2004 Olympics in Athens, his 8.59 meter jump was the best by 12cm, and the fourth-longest in Olympics history.

Family Life

He grew up in Decatur, Georgia.

Associated With

Only Carl Lewis and Bob Beamon exceeded his Olympics long jump distances.