World indoor triple jump champion
Teddy Tamgho of France
will miss London 2012 because of an ankle injury.
The 22-year-old, who posed a medal threat to
Team GB jumper Phillips Idowu,
his Facebook page:
"End of the season for me."
Tamgho underwent surgery on a bone growth last week, and added that he did not want to jeopardise his career by returning to competition too soon.
missed last year's world championships
in Daegu through injury.
won the world indoor title
two years ago with a jump of 17.90m, before breaking that record with
a leap of 17.92m
at the World Indoor Championships in Paris in March 2011.
banned in December
by the French athletics federation for an alleged physical altercation with a female athlete. His ban was initially for a year, but was then reduced to six months with six further months suspended - a duration which would have allowed him to compete in London in July.