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Britain's Idowu leaps best ever for world title

BRITAIN&rsquo;S Philips Idowu claimed the World Championship title in Berlin last night with a personal best leap of 17.73 metres.<br /><br />Idowu&rsquo;s third-round leap earned him revenge over Portugal&rsquo;s Nelson Evora, who beat the Londoner at last summer&rsquo;s Olympics but could only jump 17.55m. Idowu, 30, broke down in tears after Evora&rsquo;s final jump fell short. Fellow Briton Nathan Douglas finished 10th.<br /><br />Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu failed to defend her 400m title, coming a disappointing fifth in the final as America&rsquo;s Sanya Richards claimed gold.<br /><br />Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, meanwhile, breezed into the semi-finals of the men&rsquo;s 200m.