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Nickname(s)  Teddy Bear, Big Ted
Event(s)  + 100kg
Weight  131 kg
Sport  Judo
Height  2.04 m

Country  France
Role  Olympic athlete
Nationality  French
Name  Teddy Riner
Children  Eden Riner
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Full name  Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner
Born  April 7, 1989 (age 26) (1989-04-07) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
Parents  Marie-Pierre Riner, Moise Riner
Siblings  Laure Riner, Natasha Riner, Moise Junior Riner
Similar People  David Douillet, Rafael Silva, Lucie Decosse, Alexander Mikhaylin, Ryu Shichinohe

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Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner ([tɛ.di/te.di ʁi.nœʁ/ʁi.nɛʁ]; born 7 April 1989) is a French judoka. He has won nine World Championships gold medals, the first and only judoka (male or female) to do so, and two Olympic gold medals. He has also won five gold medals at the European Championships. He was a member of the Levallois Sporting Club before joining Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017.


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Personal life

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Riner was born on 7 April 1989 in Les Abymes near Pointe-à-Pitre, on the French island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. He was raised in Paris. He was enrolled at a local sports club by his parents and played football, tennis and basketball, but says he preferred judo "because it is an individual sport and it's me, only me."

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He is 2.04 metres (6 ft 8 in) tall and weighs 136 kilograms (300 lb). He is nicknamed "Teddy Bear", or "Big Ted".

Judo career

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Riner is a member of the Levallois Sporting Club in Levallois-Perret, France and is coached by Christian Chaumont and Benoît Campargue. He won the World and European junior titles in 2006. In 2007, he won a gold medal at the European Judo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on the day after his eighteenth birthday. At the 2007 World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he became the youngest ever senior world champion when he won the heavyweight (+100 kg) event, defeating the 2000 Olympic gold medallist, Kosei Inoue of Japan, in the semi-final.

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At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Riner competed in the men's heavyweight event. He received a bye into the second round of the competition before beating Anis Chedli of Tunisia and Kazakhstan's Yeldos Ikhsangaliyev to advance to the semi-finals. In the semis he was beaten by Uzbek judoka Abdullo Tangriev on the golden score, meaning Riner had to enter the repechage rounds. In the repechage he defeated Andreas Tölzer and João Schlittler to reach a bronze medal final against Lasha Gujejiani of Georgia; Riner took the bronze medal by a score of one ippon, one yuko and one koka to nil. In December 2008 he won his second World Championship gold medal at the Open weight Championships held in Levallois-Perret, France, by beating Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia in the final.

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Riner won his third world title at the 2009 World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He won bouts against Daniel McCormick, Vladimirs Osnachs, Ivan Iliev and Martin Padar in the pool stage before beating Marius Paškevičius in the semi-finals and Oscar Bryson in the final to take the gold medal.

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In 2010, he won two medals, a gold and a silver, at the World Championships in Tokyo. After winning the +100 competition Riner was defeated by Daiki Kamikawa of Japan in the final of open weight class by a 2–1 judge's decision. After the bout, Riner refused to bow or to shake Kamikawa's hand, claiming that he "was robbed".

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Riner won his second European gold medal at the 2011 Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. He defeated Nodor Metreveli, Emil Tahirov and Zohar Asaf to win Pool A of the +100 kg competition before defeating Estonian Martin Padar in the semi-finals and Barna Bor of Hungary in the final to win the title. At the 2011 World Judo Championships in Paris Riner won the gold medal in men's +100 kg division, beating Germany's Tölzer in the final. The result meant that Riner became the first ever male Judoka to win five world titles. He won his sixth World Championship gold medal as part of the French side that won the team event.

Riner was selected to compete for France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England in the men's heavyweight event. The event took place at ExCeL London on 3 August. Riner won the gold medal by defeating Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in the final.

Riner registered during his career only eight defeats in international championship elite: He lost to Brayson and Toelzer in 2006, to Bianchessi and Rybak in 2007 and to Muneta and Vuijsters in 2008. The last two defeats he had in the 3rd round of the competition (heavyweight) of the Olympics of 2008 in front of Abdullo Tangriev before obtaining the bronze medal, and on 13 September 2010 for the openweight title of the 2010 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, in front of Daiki Kamikawa, his last defeat in date, followed by a series of 98 victories, the last one in the final of the Olympic games in Rio defeating Hisayoshi Harasawa in the 100+ kg final.


  • 2016 Officier de l'ordre national du Mérite
  • 2011 RTL Champion of Champions – This annual sports award was inaugurated in 2008 and is awarded by RTL, a French commercial radio network. The previous winners were Alain Bernard(2008), Sébastien Loeb(2009) and Christophe Lemaitre(2010).
  • 2012 L'Équipe Champion of Champions (France male category)
  • 2013 Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur
  • References

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