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Christian Taylor of US beats Phillips Idowu to win the triple jump at the worlds
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) ' Christian Taylor of the United States won the men's triple jump at the world championships on Sunday, beating defending champion Phillips Idowu of Britain.
Another American, Will Claye, got bronze.
Taylor jumped a world leading 58 feet, 11 inches for gold and held off Idowu, who finished with a leap of 58-3 . Claye jumped 57-5.
World indoor record holder Teddy Tamgho of France did not compete because of injury.