Phillips Idowu 'making good progress' say BOA
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Phillips Idowu was today on course to be fit to compete at the Olympics, according to the British Olympic Association.
Idowu cast doubt on his bid for triple-jump glory at London 2012 last week when he failed to travel for a pre-Games training camp in Portugal.
The BOA responded by requesting the medical records of the silver medallist from Beijing, who remained in the UK for treatment on what was described as a nerve problem in his hip and back.
The 33-year-old eventually complied on Thursday, despite reacting angrily to the BOA's intervention.
Five days on, BOA chef de mission Andy Hunt was confident Idowu would be ready for the men's triple-jump qualifiers at the Olympic Stadium a week today.
"Our medical team are in discussions with Phillips' team, including his physio," Hunt said.
"Phillips is making good progress and, right now, we expect Phillips to compete."
Paula Radcliffe's withdrawal from the women's marathon has already hit Great Britain's medal hopes in athletics and Idowu is one of the favourites for the triple-jump.
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