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France’s Teddy Tamgho sets world indoor triple record

Teddy Tamgho of France has improved his own Indoor triple jump World Record after leaping 17.92m to strike gold at the European Indoor Championships in Paris, Sunday.

The 21-year-old Tamgho, who had previously set the world record of 17.91m in Aubiere, France, last month, established his new mark in the second round of the competition before matching the record again in the final round.

Tamgho, who is being coached by former Cuban Olympic long jump champion Ivan Pedroso, finished ahead of Fabrizio Donato of Italy who leaped 17.73m and Marian Oprea (17.62) of Romania.

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