Gold medalist leaps into Huntingdon

TRIPLE jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu leapt into action at Huntingdon Junior School on Friday. Idowu, who is the current triple jump Commonwealth Games champion as well as a world and European indoor champion, visited the school for a training sess

TRIPLE jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu leapt into action at Huntingdon Junior School on Friday.

Idowu, who is the current triple jump Commonwealth Games champion as well as a world and European indoor champion, visited the school for a training session which was won by teacher Karen Delaney in an on-line competition.

Ms Delaney told The Hunts Post: "He was only able to visit one school because he is preparing for the Olympics in Beijing. I filled in a form last summer and had almost forgotten about it when we heard on Monday last week that we had won.

"I have been jumping around all week, I have been so excited. I am really into sport and to meet him was an honour and a privilege."

Ms Delaney, a football referee who organises games at Huntingdon juniors, said Idowu had shown the children the triple jump and spent the afternoon taking part in relay races.

"The children were just amazed, they loved him and they were full."

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The session, organised by mineral water firm Aqua-Pura.