Attoh confident over Idowu

Phillips Idowu will be fit and ready to win a medal at the Olympic Games, according to Chris Tomlinson's coach Frank Attoh.

Triple-jumper Idowu pulled pull out of Olympic trials in Birmingham last month after he suffered an unspecified injury on his last appearance in the Diamond League meeting in Oregon on June 2.

The 33-year-old from Hackney injured himself when he fouled his third attempt and then took no further part in the competition.

However, Attoh believes the former world champion and silver medallist from the Beijing Games four years ago will be back to compete for more honours in London.

"I've spoken to his coach and I don't think the injury is as bad as people think it is," Attoh said.

"Yes there is obviously a slight concern but I don't think that's going to stop him from getting a medal at the Olympic Games."

But when asked about the nature of Idowu's injury, Attoh declined to provide any details.

He said: "I'm not 100% sure (what the injury is) and I can't speculate."

Idowu will have to rely on a discretionary place on the team after not competing at the trials, but UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee has already indicated that will only be a formality if he is fit.

Meanwhile, world indoor triple jump champion Yamile Aldama is targeting a return to competitive action at the Aviva Grand Prix in London in less than two weeks' time.

The 39-year-old injured her shoulder when she landed awkwardly after completing a second-round jump of 14.65 metres in May's Diamond League meeting in Rome, subsequently passing her remaining four attempts.

However, Aldama confirmed today that she is almost back to full fitness with the British athletics team for London 2012 set to be named tomorrow.

She said: "I'm feeling about 90%, not 100% yet. Training is going really well, as I didn't stop training even with the injury so I'm coming back slowly.

"Crystal Palace will be the next competition for me and hopefully I will be nearer to 100% for that."

The Cuban-born triple jumper, who has represented both Cuba and Sudan at previous Olympic Games, is set to be included in the British Olympic team for the first time after she emigrated to the UK in 2001 and was finally granted her passport two years ago.

She said: "I've been here since 2001, for 11 years, so I really feel like a Londoner now and it would really be a dream come true.

"It really means a lot to me."