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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

PositionAthleteCountryDistanceRecord
1Teddy TamghoFRA18.04WL
2Pedro Pablo PichardoCUB17.68
3Will ClayeUSA17.52SB
4Christian TaylorUSA17.2
5Aleksey FedorovRUS16.9
6Marian OpreaROU16.82
7Gaëtan Saku Bafuanga BayaFRA16.79
8Fabrizio SchembriITA16.74
9Bin DongCHN16.73
10Dimítrios TsiámisGRE16.66
11Samyr LaineHAI16.09
12Yoann RapinierFRA15.17

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