RALEIGH (North Carolina), June 16: Four-time world long jump champion Dwight Phillips will miss the London Olympics after having surgery that will keep him out of the US trials, the American’s agent said on Friday.

“He had surgery because he is injured,” Caroline Feith said from Germany. “He will not compete in the US trials.”

The trials begin on Thursday in Oregon.

Phillips, the 2004 Olympic champion, said on his Twitter account he would miss the June 21-July 1 qualifying meeting because of a recurring Achilles problem.

“I have had surgery and I am looking forward to competing at the World Championship in 2013 which will be my final year,” he said.

The 34-year-old won world titles in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011.—Reuters

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