SEATTLE, JULY 25 -- Carl Lewis showed he still was king of the long jumpers tonight, extending his nine-year winning streak to 64 at the Goodwill Games.
Jumping in cool, damp conditions at Husky Stadium and against a field that included three 28-foot jumpers, Lewis won with a modest effort of 27 feet 6 inches.
It was the 36th consecutive outdoor meet in which he has cleared 27 feet. But neither he nor any of the others in the star-studded field came close to their career bests.
"I feel the conditions are good, but a little cool, because I train in Houston," Lewis said. As for the streak, "I just want to do the best I can. It generally works out."
It did tonight.
"That ranks in the bottom two percent of the 64," Lewis said. "That's for sure. I thought I should have jumped farther. It was ridiculous. I think that was the coldest weather I can remember jumping in, but it was cold for everybody."
American Mike Powell, the world leader this year with a career-best 28-5, settled for second place at 27-4 1/2. It was the second time in nine days he was beaten by Lewis, who has not lost since the 1981 national indoor championships.
Robert Emmiyan of the Soviet Union, who has a best of 29-1, the second-longest jump in history, wound up third at 27-0. Cuba's Jaime Jefferson, who has soared 28-0 this year, his career best, could do no better than 26-2 1/4.
The victory helped atone for Lewis's loss in the 100-meter dash Monday night, when he finished second to teammate Leroy Burrell.
Lewis, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, has been ranked No. 1 in the long jump eight of the past nine years; he was second to Emmiyan in 1986.
Meanwhile, three-time national decathlon champion Dave Johnson made a remarkable comeback in overtaking Dan O'Brien and winning the two-day, 10-event competition. Johnson trailed by 313 points with only three events left. But he came back, just as he had against O'Brien in last month's U.S. championships.
He began the comeback by clearing 16-2 3/4 in the pole vault to 14-11 for O'Brien. Then he threw the javelin a lifetime-best 225-3 to O'Brien's 188-4, closing within 23 points entering the final event, the 1,500 meters.
The weary and relatively inexperienced O'Brien had little left, and was beaten by more than 10 seconds. Johnson finished with 8,403 points, 45 ahead of O'Brien.
"I was scared to death at the start" of the 1,500, Johnson said, after running his personal best of 4 minutes 26.19 seconds. "I didn't know what was going to happen."
Mikhail Medved of the Soviet Union was third with 8,330 as six decathletes broke the 8,000-point barrier.
Randy Barnes, the world record holder in the shot put, won the gold medal with a heave of 70-4 1/4, more than five feet short of his best.
Barnes, who was upset by Jim Doehring in last month's U.S. championships, had only two legal throws. His first try stood up as the winner.
"I felt strong," Barnes said. "I just struggled with my technique a little. A meet this big, your adrenaline gets going so much, it's hard to control."
Barnes set the record of 75-10 1/4 in May, then injured his right hand in another meet. The injury slowed him in the national championships.
Doehring couldn't match the Olympic silver medalist on Wednesday, settling for second at 69-3 1/2.
Moroccan Hammou Boutayeb, 34, produced the fastest time ever in the United States, 27:26.43.
Dannette Young, the 1989 U.S. champion, raced to victory in the women's 200 meters in 22.64.
Soviets finished 1-2 in the women's 1,500 meters, thwarting the bid for a distance double by American PattiSue Plumer. Natalya Artemova won in 4:09.48, with Yekaterina Podkopaeva (4:09.91) second and Plumer, winner of the 3,000 meters Monday night, third.
Suzy Favor, the four-time NCAA champion from Wisconsin, never was in serious contention and wound up fourth in 4:11.45. Favor said she lost track of the laps in the four-lap race and thought she still had two laps remaining at the start of the final lap.
Soviet sisters Natalya and Tatyana Shikolenko finished 1-2 in the women's javelin. Natalya, 25, the three-time Soviet champion, won at 202-2.