eighth document success for Teddy Riner a number of months earlier than the Olympics | EUROtoday

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She victory is sort of a tub of confidence, barely six months earlier than the Olympic Games. Teddy Riner gained a document eighth victory on the Paris Grand Slam this Sunday, February 4. The double Olympic champion, topped world champion for the eleventh time in Qatar 9 months in the past, resumed particular person competitors.

Title holder within the capital, he beat the South Korean Kim Min-jong within the ultimate, in entrance of the general public on the Accor Arena, completely dedicated to his trigger. With this eighth gold medal, the good judoka surpasses his compatriots Lucie Décosse and Clarisse Agbégnénou, who additionally gained gold and a seventh coronation on the Paris event, this Saturday, within the -63 kg class.

A contested ultimate

The ultimate was intently contested: the French judo prodigy gained by golden rating. In the semi-final, the athlete additionally had a number of scares in opposition to the Uzbek, Alisher Yusupov. For a number of seconds, the Accor Arena and its 15,000 spectators held their breath after an ippon inflicted by Yusupov. But the rating was lastly downgraded after video refereeing, which allowed the Frenchman to position a decisive assault to succeed in the ultimate.

In the quarter, he had pinned the 22-year-old German Losseni Kone to the bottom after 2 min 32. He can now set off for a 3rd unprecedented Olympic title within the heavyweight class (+100kg) this summer season in Paris.