Idowu third in Eugene

02 June 2012 / 07:10

Great Britain's Phillips Idowu could finish only third in the triple jump at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon.

Idowu, who won silver at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, was on an upward trend with jumps of 16.43 metres and 17.05m before fouling his third attempt.

First place went to American Christian Taylor, who sent out a warning shot ahead of the London Games with a world-leading jump of 17.62. Will Clare was second, 14cm back on his compatriot.