This Friday, via its official Twitter account, the French Athletics Federation confirmed the return of Teddy Tamgho, with a view to Paris 2024.
He is back. This Friday, via his account Twitter official, the French Athletics Federation has formalized the information concerning the great return of Teddy Tamgho. The latter, who had said stop four years ago, will return to competition, particularly with a view to Paris 2024. Retired in 2019 due to a physical problem at the level one knee, Tamgho notably distinguished himself by winning the triple jump world champion title during the 2013 season. The triple jumper announced the news of his comeback, as of March 31, through a video where he was then doing certain exercises.
Also this Friday, the main interested party reacted, via his account instagram official : ” I observed, I analyzed and by testing myself for some time, I understood that the legs were still ready, ready to jump far, ready to win THE medal (the only one I’m looking for). After a prolonged stop, new professional challenges taken up, medals obtained as a coach, a void was still present. As if there was a page, a last one to write before closing the chapter. From there, a long and meticulous arbitration had to be carried out in order to judge the relevance of this project which at first glance seems crazy, but I am sure, highly feasible. »
🤩 He’s back!
🥇 Teddy Tamgho had created the surprise by announcing his comeback on the eve of April 1st. But it’s confirmed: heading for @Paris2024 for the triple jump world champion!
– FFAthlétisme (@FFAthlétisme) April 14, 2023
Tamgho gives himself six months
In the coming months, the Habs will certainly already have the opportunity to measure themselves, in competition, against the big stars of their discipline, like the American legend Christian Taylor or even the Portuguese Pedro Pichardo. And more precisely from the next indoor season, from autumn 2023. Which thus leaves no less than six months to the French to get up to speed. Now 33 years old, Teddy Tamgho is still the holder of the French triple jump record, with a good measured at 18.03 meters. Graduated from the Stade Bordelais Athlétisme, the Frenchman had converted in recent years to a coach. Taking under his wing a group of athletes present at the international level, such as Rouguy Diallo, Cyrena Samba-Mayela, Wilhem Belocian or even Hugues-Fabrice Zango.