Triple jumper Tamgho to return for Paris Olympics

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Former triple leap satellite champion Teddy Tamgho connected Friday said helium would instrumentality to athletics to vie astatine his location Olympics adjacent twelvemonth successful Paris.

The 33-year-old, who won the satellite rubric successful 2013 successful Moscow, has been retired for 4 years.

"I deliberation it's time, precocious clip to enactment the spikes backmost on," France's Tamgho wrote connected Instagram.

"High clip to hole for Paris 2024. I've trained... and by investigating myself for immoderate time, I realised that the legs were inactive ready, acceptable to leap far, acceptable to triumph THE medal (the lone 1 I'm looking for)."

Tamgho became lone the 3rd antheral to interruption the 18-metre people erstwhile helium leapt 18.04m to triumph satellite gold.

He besides acceptable the satellite indoor grounds with 17.92m successful Paris successful 2011.

But Tamgho has ne'er competed astatine the Olympics, missing the London Games 11 years agone owed to a close ankle operation.

He besides served a prohibition imposed by the French athletics federation for assaulting a pistillate amateur jock successful 2011.

Tamgho was past suspended by World Athletics 3 years aboriginal for breaching its anti-doping whereabouts regulations 3 times successful little than 18 months.

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