Tuesday, August 07, 2012

TO BAD! PHILIP IDOWU CRASHES OUT OF LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS MEN TRIPLE JUMP

Nigeria born British triple jumper, Phillips Idowu has been eliminated from the men's triple jump at London 2012. 


The Beijing 2008 silver medallist recorded 16.47m with his first jump before stuttering on his second run-up and registering a no jump.

That left him outside the 12 qualification spots going into his final effort - and a last jump of 16.53m was nine centimetres short; Thus, he eventually missed out on the final spot to Dzmitry Platnitski of Belarus, who jumped 16.62m. 


Idowu, arrived in the Olympic village on Monday after missing Team GB's training camp in Portugal.  

Idowu's pre-Games whereabouts had been a concern, with athletics head coach Charles van Commenee, who has had an uneasy relationship with Idowu since the jumper pulled out of last year's European Team Championships, saying his chances of winning a medal had been compromised by "going missing".  

Idowu had not jumped since 1 June and pulled out of meetings in Oslo, Paris and London, as well as the Olympic trials in Birmingham.

He looked short of confidence and rhythm during his three jumps and his failure to qualify as he finished in 14th place left the crowd hushed.

My take: Shebi, he for jejeli pull out comot from the olympics when he know say he no dey fit. The guy just come fall him hand. I no even pity am.
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