Tamgho pulls an stunning brace of identical 17.92m world indoor record leaps in quick succession in Paris last March

French triple jump star Teddy Tamgho has confirmed that he expects to resume training this month having been sidelined with a serious, as it turned out, ankle fracture since July.

The injury was sustained during his warm-up for the triple jump qualifying round at the European U23 Championships in Ostrava last July, which was very much of a late decision to contest in a sense of irony. The world indoor record holder says that the bone is being rebuilt itself naturally but he is yet a long way from jumping.

He also added that he will be doing only a limited number of competitions, probably two or three, in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated showdown with British heavyweight Phillips Idowu and new global champion Christian Taylor (USA) in what should be one of the athletics highlights of the Olympics in London.