London: There was more embarrassment as three top English athletes, including world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu, pulled out of the Commonwealth Games scheduled to start on October 3.
Besides Idowu, the other two athletes to pull out are Christine Ohuruogu and Lisa Dobriskey.
While Idowu has concerns over security preparations for the Games, Ohuruogu and Dobriskey both have injury worries.
On his Twitter feed, Idowu he said: "Sorry people, but I have children to think about. My safety is more important to them than a medal."
All three were scheduled to participate in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.