Pitted in the final to the Brazilian Rafael Silva, the French has dominated as in the previous rounds by ippon on capital, winning his sixth world heavyweight championship, world record. “It is true that this medal is mine but I dedicate it to the medical staff, my family, my club and my partners, who followed me and supported me. Because this year, I drooled! Ultimately, I had good feelings, I was in my judo, “said Riner, whose preparation has been marred by physical problems.
The now six times world champion won his first world title in 2007, already in Rio. And he has more established his dominance in the category “Hopefully days like this there will be many others”. After his first Olympic title in London 2012, Teddy Riner takes time for the Olympics in 2016. “(…) 2016, it is for me! I will train hard to handle that medal (Olympic), it takes my heart and Rio (2016 Olympics), I feel it. I feel that that Olympiad will be long. But if I take as much pleasure as every year, it will be nice. “