Phillips Idowu says that he is pleased with the consistency of his performance at the world championships and he can now build on his silver medal ahead of London 2012.
Idowu went into the final as the favourite and defending champion a leap of 17.77m was a season's best for the Brit but was a leap of 17.96 by American Christian Taylor that took gold.
Back in 2008 a silver medal at the Olympics was a huge disappointment for Idowu but he seemed much happier with a silver this time around.
Speaking to The Guardian he said: "It was the most consistent I have been in any championships, so that is an improvement in itself. I'm pleased. This was a solid series of jumps and I can build on that next year.
"I know what I am doing. We had a plan from after the European champs and it was not a year-to-year approach.
"Instead of planning everything leading up to these particular champs, it is the case that everything we do looks to 2012."
Taylor had shown his pedigree at the Crystal Palace meeting just weeks before the Daegu world championships, where he beat Idowu.
17.96 was the biggest jump of the American's career and Idowu believes that he too is capable of such distances.
"It takes only one jump and if you get one jump that is all that matters," Idowu said. "But for me I now know that I can go out there and jump 17.50, .60, .50, .70."
Great Britain finished sixth in the medal table at the end of the world championships with seven medals.
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