France’s Teddy Riner Wins World Judo Championship

French Judoka Teddy Riner took home the gold medal in the over 100-kilogram category at the World Judo Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Riner defeated Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final.

The 26-year-old extended his unbeaten streak to 95 bouts and became the first Judoka to win eight world titles. Riner’s last loss came in September 2010 when he lost to Japan’s Daiki Kamikawa.

[NY Times]

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