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Tomlinson sets out to bounce back

PUBLISHED: 17:24 18 August 2010 | UPDATED: 16:40 20 September 2010

CHRIS Tomlinson s brilliant bronze medal triumph in Barcelona three weeks ago proved a distant memory as he crashed back to earth on Saturday at a rain-drenched Crystal Palace stadium, writes Ziad Chaudry. The 28-year-old from Hampstead was disappointed

CHRIS Tomlinson's brilliant bronze medal triumph in Barcelona three weeks ago proved a distant memory as he crashed back to earth on Saturday at a rain-drenched Crystal Palace stadium, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 28-year-old from Hampstead was disappointed with the third-placed finish in his latest long jump competition at the prestigious Aviva London Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League event.

His fourth-round 7.92 metre effort was overhauled by eventual winner Dwight Phillips, who posted 8.18m.

"I am disappointed with third but then it is a world-class field out there," said Middlesbrough-born Tomlinson, the current UK champion.

"I was running and taking off well but I wasn't getting the flight and landing perfect, and without that you cannot beat the likes of Dwight Phillips.

"I always want to beat the best and I will continue to strive to do so.


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