Idowu has had his Phill

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JONATHAN EDWARDS does not think there is any way back into the Bri­tish ath­let­ics team for Phillips Idowu.

The 34-year-old triple jumper an­nounced last month he would be tak­ing a step back from the sport “for the fore­see­able fu­ture”.

Idowu has com­peted only once since last year’s Olympics, where he had been among the favourites for gold but failed to make the fi­nal.

Triple jump world record holder Edwards said: “At his age and with the prob­lems he had last year, I don’t think we will see him again.

“With the in­juries and the break­down in his re­la­tion­ship with his coach As­ton Moore and Bri­tish Ath­let­ics, he be­came iso­lated.”

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