Team GB's Phillips Idowu should be fit for the Olympic triple jump competition according to the British Olympic Association, despite fears over a hip injury.

Idowu was required to supply details of the injury that had seen him withdraw from a pre-Games training camp in Portugal leading to doubts over his fitness.

The 33 year old was unhappy with the public nature of the BOA's request, but having submitted his medical details, chef de mission Andy Hunt is confident he will be fit.

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Concerns of Idowu's fitness still remain.

"Our medical team are in discussions with Phillips' team, including his physio," Hunt said.

"Phillips is making good progress and, right now, we expect Phillips to compete."

Idowu took silver in Beijing, finishing behind Portugal's Nelson Evora, while in London, he will face competition from World Championship gold medallist Christian Taylor.

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has already had to withdraw from the Olympic Games due to a foot injury, and Idowu will have the chance to prove his fitness for qualifying on 7 August, prior to the final on 9 August.

Radcliffe is not the only athlete to endure injury heart-break in the lead up to the Games, with Steph Twell, a former 1500m junior champion, seeing her chances blown following a foot injury.

Athletics captain Dai Greene has called on his fellow athletes to use Twell's plight as a source of inspiration during the Games in a team meeting at their preparation camp in Portugal.

"Use Steph's story to appreciate what you have and think about how she would give anything to be in your shoes when you get to the start-line and use that to inspire you," Greene told the Team GB squad.

Greene is among a group of athletes on whom much is expected come the start of the athletics competition, alongside hepthalete Jessica Ennis and long-distance runner Mo Farah.

While Ennis is looking to add an Olympic title to a previous world and European goal medals, Farah is aiming to etch his name in British long-distance running history as he attempts to win gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m.