Iván Pedroso, triple jump coach
The Cuban Ivan Pedroso, Olympic and world champion long jumper, now serves as coach of French triple jump champion Teddy Tamgho. The news was confirmed in Luzhniki during the world championships in Moscow.
Pedroso lives in Spain, not in France as many thought when he left Cuba. Took several months traveling in Europe, he was even a few days in Havana, as part of a plan of relaxation for his athlete, who was having a difficult time.
Teddy, indoor world record (17.92), sportingly is not going through a good time; he has been banned for one year by the French Athletics Federation for being absent several antidoping controls rigor. Earlier, he had also been suspended for hitting a female athlete in the camp.
Although all the victories achieved by Pedroso were in long jump, said that all jumps have similarities, and he began his athletic career with 15 years practicing triple jump, only the results in the other modality came first, and everything else is history.
Speaking about Teddy Pedroso said: "We are working together since October 2010 and I have been appreciating his growth undoubtedly has matured. Like many athletes make mistakes in their youth, lack of experience betrays and often make decisions and commit unlawful deeds "
Days in Havana served not only for the mental recovery of Teddy, but also for his physical rehabilitation from injury in the tibia that afflicted. About his days in the capital Pedroso said he felt nostalgia, but considers that although the decisions were difficult were the best.