Paris: World champion triple jumper Teddy Tamgho made a modest return to competition on Saturday jumping 16.78 metres in his first event after serving a one-year ban for a doping offence.
The 25-year-old Frenchman last competed in August, 2013 when he won the world title in Moscow with a superb leap of 18.04 metres, the third best of all time.
He then sustained a fracture of his left tibia during a training session in November of that year and was hit with a one-year ban in March of last year after missing three dope test assignments.
Tamgho jumped 16.78m in a meeting at Ermont-Eaubonne, near Paris, on Saturday after completing a training camp at Alicante in Spain.
It was the best French performance of the season which has just gotten underway.
His main aim for this year will be to defend his world title in Beijing in August.