GAINESVILLE, FL — Former world champion Teddy Tamgho of France will be in action in the men’s Triple Jump at the 2016 Pepsi Florida Relays.
Tamgho, the 2013 IAAF World Championships gold medallist from Moscow, Russia, has a personal best of 18.04m, which he used to land that world title, but hasn’t been in that kind of form in the last few seasons.
With the 2016 Olympic Games his main target in Rio, Brazil, this summer, the 26-year-old will be hoping start building a solid foundation in his preparations to challenge for the gold medal.
In his only appearance so far this season indoors, Tamgho leaped 16.98m in Aubière, with that series also including efforts of 16.84m and 16.38m.
The Frenchman won the gold medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Also in the field for the the Florida Relays are Americans DeJon Wilkinson and Mikese Morse.
Thursday, March 31 – Saturday, April 2, 2016
James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track