IDOWU Phillips < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 30 Dec 1978 in London, ENG
Height1.92 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at the age of three.
Why this sport? It was a way to get out of the house.
Club / Team Belgrave Harriers: London, ENG
Name of coach Aston Moore
Coach from which country? England
Training Regime He trains five days a week, two session a day, with three hours each session.
International Debut
Year 2000
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament Olympic Games
Location Sydney, NSW
General Interest
Nicknames Philleap. (UK Athletics, 15 Nov 2001)
Injuries He had a knee operation early in 2003 that ruled him out for the season. (olympics.org.uk, 19 Aug 2009)

He suffered from a persistent back injury in 2007. At one stage, he was forced out of action for eight weeks. (telegraph.co.uk, 22 Aug 2007)

He underwent knee surgery in early 2003. (UK Athletics, 20 Jul 2004)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He always wears headbands and wristbands when competing. (thisislondon.co.uk, 20 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You need to set high standards to be one of the best jumpers. You have to aim for the stars." (berlin.iaaf.org, 18 Aug 2009)
Awards and honours He was made a Member of the British Empire [MBE} for his service to athletics. (voice-online.co.uk, 23 Jan 2012)
Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and to jump over 18m. (espn.co.uk, 26 May 2011)
Other information FLASHY PHILLIPS
He has dyed his hair almost every colour and considers his many facial piercings as his trademarks. (UKA, 31 Aug 2010)