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Tamgho Takes Gold After Breaking 18m in Final Jump

Teddy Tamgho jumped 18.04m to win gold in Moscow. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for SEIKO)
Teddy Tamgho jumped 18.04m to win gold in Moscow. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for SEIKO)

Teddy Tamgho took Gold in the Men’s Triple Jump Final at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow after breaking the 18 metre mark in his final jump.

The Frenchmen had been dogged by a set of fouls and it looked as though Cuba’s Pedro Pechardo might be in with a chance of winning as the pair tied at 17.68.

Tamgho pulled the winning distance out of the bag on his sixth attempt. At 18.04m, the jump represents a world leading result for the present season.

Results

Position Athlete Country Distance Record
1 Teddy Tamgho FRA 18.04 WL
2 Pedro Pablo Pichardo CUB 17.68
3 Will Claye USA 17.52 SB
4 Christian Taylor USA 17.2
5 Aleksey Fedorov RUS 16.9
6 Marian Oprea ROU 16.82
7 Gaëtan Saku Bafuanga Baya FRA 16.79
8 Fabrizio Schembri ITA 16.74
9 Bin Dong CHN 16.73
10 Dimítrios Tsiámis GRE 16.66
11 Samyr Laine HAI 16.09
12 Yoann Rapinier FRA 15.17

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