May 18 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Shaffi, Olympics editor (news)
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Olympic hopeful Phillips Idowu said he felt “emotional” after carrying the Olympic Torch in east London.
The triple jumper, who won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, carried the Flame to Westfield Stratford, where a crowd of people chanted his name.
You can see the reaction to Idowu by viewing the video on this page.
Idowu, who was born in Hackney, told the crowd: “You guys have done me really proud thanks for coming out. Hopefully in a couple of weeks time I can make you guys proud.”