LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's former world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu crashed out in qualifying at the London Olympics on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old's participation in his home Games had been shrouded in doubt after he pulled out of the national athletics team's final training camp with a hip injury.
While the Beijing silver medalist has defended his preparations, he failed to make the qualifying mark of 17.10 meters, finishing outside the top 12 in 14th place with a best jump of 16.53.
America's 22-year-old world champion and gold medal favorite Christian Taylor topped qualifying with a jump of 17.21.
(Reporting by Neil Maidment; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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