Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Athletics- Teddy Tamgho banned for fight but qualified for Olympics

Posted by Admin On 11:17 AM

World indoor triple jump champion Teddy Tamgho will be qualified to compete in next year's Olympics after he was handed a 12-month ban, six of which have been suspended, for his contribution in an altercation with a female athlete.

He is suspended for 12 months as of November, six of them balanced. He has also been handed a fine of 1,500 euros ($2,000) and 50 hours of community service,a spokesman for the French alliance told Reuters on Tuesday.

Frenchman Tamgho, who holds the indoor world record of 17.92 metres, is banned until May 18, the FFA spokesman said. Tamgho, 22, was involved in an altercation with a female athlete, whose name has not been revealed, at a preparation camp in southern France in October.He uttered his regrets and acknowleges the verdict,the spokesman added.

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