I thought it was pretty damn cool that he ended up with that number.
Congrats to one of the greats.
old coach man wrote:
I would put him in the conversation with Powell and Pedroso.
Pedroso has 4 outdoor world titles and an Olympic Gold. Same as Phillips but Phillips does have a bronze to add. Phillips has a better pb by 3cm. They both have roughly the same number of jumps in the top 100 jumps all time.
Pedroso had a huge 8.70 effort in Gotenburg in 95 and equally impressive was Phillips 8.60 to win in the pouring rain in Helsinki in 2005.
And Powell. He has the world record and 2 silvers from the Olympics, 2 golds from the World Championships and a bronze. He can also lay claim to winning one of the greatest competitions ever against the best ever.
It never counted as a WR because it was never ratified.
Lewis with 4 Oly Golds and a 10 year undefeated streak has to be #1.
Pedroso does have a the longest jump ever and it counted as a world record for a minute.
But someone was standing in front of the wind guage and it was a windy day.
The 8.90m jump by Bob Beamon in Mexico City (altitude 2250m) with a
recorded wind speed of +2ms~ was calculated as being enhanced 0.27m by Frohlich (1985) and 0.31m by Ward-Smith (1986) Consequently, a +2ms·1 wind in a long jump at sea-level is expected in theory to increase the distance
Jumped by approximately 0.12m and 0.16m (14% & 1.8%) respectively
8.90 ( -0.2 seoul ) :
"Official Dist. / Effective Dist. / Vertical V / Horiz. V / Angle of Projection
8.72 / 8.90 / 9.3 / 3.5 / 20.8