Phillips Idowu responds to criticism

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British triple jumper Phillips Idowu insists that his coach has known about his whereabouts ahead of the Olympics.

Phillips Idowu has revealed that he is in London preparing for the triple jump despite receiving criticism from Team GB's athletics coach Charles van Commenne.

The 33-year-old has been recovering from a trapped nerve ahead of the Olympics but he has rejected claims that he his coach did not know of his whereabouts.

"I'm in London where I have been for the last few weeks, finalising my prep and receiving therapy," Idowu posted on Twitter. "My coach knew about this and it has not been a secret."

"I've only heard about the hysteria about my whereabouts today as I've been on a media lockdown, I'm into the village on Sunday as was planned months ago."

The triple jump competition starts on Tuesday.

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