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Long jumper Phillips out of Olympic trials

Dwight Phillips, who won the long jump gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, will not have a chance to make the London Games.

Phillips said via Twitter that due to a recurring Achilles problem, he won't be able to participate at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The men's long jump final is scheduled for June 24.

"I have had surgery and I am looking forward to competing at the World Championship in 2013 which will be my final year," Phillips tweeted.

The 34-year-old Phillips is a four-time World champion in the long jump. He finished fourth in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008, preventing him from a return trip to the Olympics.

Phillips sustained injuries to his neck and back from a car accident earlier this year.