BOA support medal hope Idowu after fitness mystery is ended

THE British Olympic Association have pledged to support the medical team behind Team GB’s Phillips Idowu after an acrimonious period in which serious doubts were raised over his fitness.

Idowu chose to miss Team GB’s warm-weather training camp in Portugal in favour of pursuing private physiotherapy to prepare for the Games.

The BOA publicly revealing their request to see his medical records heightened concerns over the triple jumper’s conditioning but after his eventual compliance – Idowu’s agent had revealed the athlete’s disappointment at the BOA’s decision to publicly state their actions – their rift appears to have been healed.

“Today, we have received from the medical professionals working with Phillips Idowu the information that has been requested with regard to his injury and ongoing treatment,” said a BOA statement.

“This information will be kept confidential with the Team GB chief medical officer.

“We will continue to liaise with and support the professionals who are working with Phillips to ensure he has the support he needs in his treatment.”

Idowu has competed on just three occasions this year, lastly on 2 June in Oregon and, against a personal best of 17.81m, leaps of 16.43m and 17.05m suggest his finest form will elude.