Idowu injury fears grow as BOA wants records
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The British Olympic Association has requested to see Phillips Idowu's medical records after the triple-jumper missed a training camp.
The 33-year-old Team GB medal hopeful is due to compete on August 7 in London but failed to make the pre-Games training camp in Portugal because of a hip injury. Now, amid fears the triple-jumper is struggling to be fit for his event, BOA chief medical officer Dr Ian McCurdie has written to Idowu asking to see his medical records. Idowu, who had been tipped to improve on his silver medal performance from four years ago, has competed just three times in 2012 and missed the London Grand Prix through injury. BOA spokesman Darryl Seibel said: "Our chief medical officer Dr Ian McCurdie wrote to Phillips and his agent yesterday asking that he provide the relevant medical records relating to his injury and the treatment he is currently receiving. "Those should be provided to our chief medical officer on a confidential basis. "The basis for doing this is a clause in our team members' agreement that says athletes are required to provide details of any injury or illness that may impact on their performance during the Games."