Teddy Riner won his world final this Saturday against the Russian Inal Tasoev in +100kg. An 11th planetary coronation for the Guadeloupean.
After an exhausting day, Teddy Riner fulfilled his contract. Win an 11th world title. The Frenchman, however, was very scared and took his opponent in the final, Inal Tasoev, to the golden score because no point was scored before the five minutes of combat. His third extension this Saturday. Finally he managed to score a waza-ari, lifting his opponent with an acrobatic grip on the ground to triumphantly end his interminable day.
𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝟏𝟏𝐎𝐍 𝐃𝐔 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐄!!! 🏆
Eterneeeel !!! Teddy Riner is crowned world champion for the 1⃣1⃣th time in his career and goes a little further into history! 🤯🥇
— France Judo (@francejudo) May 13, 2023
A few moments before, Teddy Riner was countered and came close to the worst. The Russian even celebrated his catch. But the referee invalidated his gesture, judging that he had lost his support. A big sigh of relief in the tricolor clan as a wind of amazement and incomprehension crossed the Doha room for several seconds. The 2021 European champion subsequently failed to destabilize our national colossus.
Just over a year from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Teddy Riner has shown that he will be counted on in the capital. Bronze medalist in Tokyo in 2020, the double Olympic champion will be looking for a record third Olympic crown.