Teddy Riner Wins Third Grand Slam of the Season in Tajikistan

Judo – Third Grand Slam of the season for Teddy Riner, this Sunday, in Tajikistan

A third this season, an eleventh in his career. Teddy Riner, 35, won the Grand Slam in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) on Sunday, beating Tajik Temur Rakhimov in the final, less than three months before the Paris Olympic Games.

The double Olympic heavyweight champion (2012, 2016) won by ippon, as in his three previous fights of the day, against the world No. 2, who benefited from the noisy support of the public. He thus won his third Grand Slam of the year 2024 after his victories in Paris and Antalya.

Valuable points

In Türkiye, despite his success, he expressed a certain weariness. The 35-year-old Guadeloupean, who is aiming for a fabulous Olympic hat-trick among heavyweights in Paris, said he was “tired” and “without desire”. This tournament in Tajikistan could be Riner’s last before the Paris Olympics in less than three months, unless he ultimately decides to compete at the World Championships in Abu Dhabi at the end of May.

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