Athletics:Teddy Tamgho out of worlds with broken ankle

AP, Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

Triple jumper Teddy Tamgho has been ruled out of the athletics world championships with a broken ankle

Teddy Tamgho

The 22-year-old Frenchman was injured at the European under-23 championships in Ostrava on Saturday and he confirmed on his Facebook page Tuesday that he would be unable to compete again this season.

Tamgho set a new world indoor record with a jump of 17.92 meters when he won the European indoor title in March.

He was expected to be the main challenger to defending champion Phillips Idowu at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, which begin Aug. 27.

Tamgho beat Idowu with a world-leading jump of 17.91 in Lausanne in June.

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