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Teddy Riner gained some redundant weight

12 Jan 2017 09:15

   IJF Media Team / IJF
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Teddy Riner took advantage of his medal, won at the Rio Games. A little too much, even: it now counts to lose twenty kilos in three weeks to regain form. News with a smile as we don't have to worry too much about Big Teddy who's 8 time World Champion.

Back to training, and dry dieting for Teddy Riner. For five months, the judoka 27 years took a well deserved rest after the Rio Olympics. A time to get back on the tatami, he faces a “light ” problem: his weight.
“I’m highs before,” Has he told reporters Monday. Out of the question to give the least amount of figure. ‘C ‘ is top secret because even me I am ashamed, I am ashamed , “he confessed.
To return in his kimono, Teddy Riner will inflict an intense program of fitness. Swimming, boxing, tennis, running … “I set myself three weeks to lose weight and regain my flexibility, detailed the athletic, uncompromising. About twenty pounds, that would be good. ”
His coach Franck Chambily is confident. “I lived the post-London (in 2012), his recovery was complicated, he recalled. Today ‘hui, it’s not so bad. After London, even if he was a little lighter, four or five kilos, he had not finished jogging, he had stopped after ten minutes. There, he held the 31 minutes without stopping. ”
So all is not lost for the double Olympic medalist, who have six months left to get into shape. At the end of August 2017, he will bridle a new crown at the World Championships in Budapest.

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