Phillips Idowu with Olympic torch
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Olympic torch: Team GB triple jumper Phillips Idowu carries flame

21 July 2012 Last updated at 14:21 BST

Triple jumper Phillips Idowu made an emotional speech after carrying the Olympic torch in Stratford.

Speaking at the Westfield Shopping Centre, the Hackney-born athlete said he hoped to make local people proud in a couple of weeks' time.

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