PHILLIPS' ASU BIO
TEMPE, Ariz.—Former Arizona State long jumper Dwight Phillips has been named one of the 37 Athlete Role Models who will attend the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games from August 16-28 in Nanjing, China, the International Olympic Committee announced on Monday.
An eight-time All-American, Phillips competed for the Sun Devils in the 1999 and 2000 seasons, and was the 2000 NCAA runner up in the long jump.
Phillips won gold for the United States in the 2004 Athens Olympics, and has also won gold at four World Championships, most recently at the 2011 event in Daegu, South Korea.
Phillips is one of five mentors chosen from the United States, including Khatuna Lorig (Archery), Miles Chamley-Watson (Fencing), Erin Cafaro (Rowing), and Kendrick Farris (Weightlifting).
Joining Phillips in the athletics (track and field) mentoring is Kajsa Bergqvist of Sweden and Liu Xiang of China.