even without its stars, French judo wants to shine

Led by Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou, the French won the gold medal in the mixed team at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The two champions will be sorely missed by the delegation at the Worlds in Uzbekistan. Jun Tsukida/AFLO via Reuters Connect

DECRYPTION – Deprived of Teddy Riner and Clarisse d’Agbegnenou, the tricolors remain no less ambitious for the Worlds in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from October 2 to 9.

On July 31 of last year, the French judo team had achieved the feat of defeating Japan at home, in its majestic Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, to win the Olympic title in the mixed team event. Bringing his harvest to eight medals – two in gold, three in silver and bronze – during the Games.

Very high art, especially in the cradle of the discipline. Inevitably, it is difficult to hold the comparison for the Humo Ice Dome in Tashkent, which will host the world championships from Sunday October 2 to October 9. A competition in which the two gondola heads of hexagonal judo, Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou, will not take part.

The 2024 Olympics in the lead

Victim of a severe sprain of the right ankle, the first did not want to take “no unnecessary risk“, as Stéphane Nomis, the president of the French Judo Federation, confided to us. “Between now and 2024, every time Teddy goes to fight, he has to be on top, otherwise there’s no point in…

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