It was almost obvious. Two years before the Paris Olympics, PSG announced on Monday the extension of Teddy Riner’s contract for two more seasons. The triple Olympic gold medalist is now linked to the Club until August 31, 2024 and received an embroidered “2024” kimono for the occasion.
“It is a great pride to have Teddy Riner by our side for two more years, declared Djamel Bouras, President of the PSG Judo section. He will be an undeniable asset in the national and continental competitions in which we will participate. His exceptional track record, his longevity and his personality also make him a reference for young people who continue their development within our section. Teddy is a child of the Club, who became the greatest champion in the history of our sport. We will be with him for the next big challenges of his career. »
“We don’t want to stop there”
A few days ago, the Parisian club had achieved the men’s-women’s double during the French team championships, in the presence of Riner, who arrived in 2017 at the time of the rebirth of PSG judo. Since then, the section has grown, notably by signing Romane Dicko and more recently Amandine Buchard, who both won team titles at the Tokyo Olympics.
« I am very happy to continue the adventure with my heart club, rejoiced Teddy Riner in a press release. Since 2017, PSG Judo has been structured and grown year after year through hard work. We are now among the clubs that count in France and on a European scale. But we don’t want to stop there. There are still very beautiful pages to write together. With the qualities that we have developed and the determination that drives us, I am convinced that we will still seek many trophies. Here is Paris! »