Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Monday June 20, 2022 at 11:08 p.m.
Leader of PSG judo since his arrival in 2017, Teddy Riner (33) will always represent the colors of the Parisian club until the Games of the capital in 2024. The triple Olympic champion has extended his contract in Paris for two years, has announced PSG on Monday.
PSG could not let Teddy Riner slip away before the 2024 Olympic Games in the capital. That’s good: the triple Olympic champion and emblematic leader did not see himself leaving either. The two camps therefore agreed that Riner should extend his two-year contract and thus be linked to PSG judo until the Paris 2024 Olympics. The club of the legendary French judoka announced the news on Monday. However, for the ten-time heavyweight world champion (over a hundred kilos), there were no questions to be asked and his future, he saw it nowhere else than in Paris. “There was not the slightest doubt because I’m good here. It was defined in my head: I was born in this club, I took my first steps in judo there. The objective is to continue to win major competitions and I could not be in another club, to finish at home in 2024 with all the symbolism that entails. I have always had PSG in my blood”, admitted Riner this Monday in the offices. from PSG to Boulogne-Billancourt.
Riner already leaning on 2024
Our colleagues from Parisian were present in particular to hear this great supporter of PSG football (he did not hide the fact that Kylian Mbappé’s extension had enchanted him: “I did not see him elsewhere than here”) explain how important it was to him to continue to defend the colors of this club which he led to the title of French D1 team champion last May and which rose to the highest European step this same season, albeit without its leader. “We achieved the double (by men’s and women’s teams) at the French Championships. I was not able to accompany them to the Europa League where they also did the double. And there will be the Judo Champions League which is going to be a great test and a great goal for the club.” Another great goal for Riner: the conquest of a third individual gold medal (he has two at the moment), at home in Paris in two years. The Guadeloupean wishes it to the highest point. “I have already begun”. This new contract could end in apotheosis.