Phillips Idowu uses i-sopod floatation tank

Olympic triple jumper floated almost every day before competing.

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T has been banking on a flotation tank to sink his Olympic rivals.

The Londoner spent last year battling a back injury and the floating treatment has paid off.

Triple-jumper Idowu, 29, now goes into the Beijing Games as the only British athlete ranked No1 in the world.

He leaped 17.58 metres at the Olympic trials last month as he warmed up for his attempt to follow in the footsteps of world-record holder Jonathan Edwards and win gold.

He said: “Most days before I came out here I was in a floatation tank for about an hour.”