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Teddy Riner entertains Korean crowd with victory

29 Nov 2014 15:55

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20141129_Jeju_Teddy Riner - Vladut Simionescu

Olympic champion and seven-time world champion Teddy Riner (FRA) eased to victory in the heavyweight category and the last final of the day on Saturday. Riner defeated number two seed Kim Sung-Min (KOR) who was unwilling to engage with the French legend and paid the price as he received four shido penalties. Riner earns 300 points for gold but remains second on the World Ranking List 40 points behind Rafael Silva (BRA) who competes next week in Tokyo.

In the first semi-final RINER, who is undefeated since 2010, swept past Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Vladut SIMIONESCU (ROU) with little resistance. RINER scored waza-ari with an ouchi-gari on the edge of the area and added a second waza-ari to take his anticipated place in the final. In the second semi-final 2011 world bronze medallist KIM saw off Abu Dhabi Grand Maciej SARNACKI (POL). The Korean produced a waza-ari from a harai-makikomi and the Polish fighter was unable to continue due to injury.


The first bronze medal went to SARNACKI defeated Lisbon European Open silver medallist Sergey KESAEV (RUS) who come from behind to claim a place on the podium. SARNACKI trailed by a waza-ari until KESAEV lost his footing and was held down for 20 seconds to lose by ippon. The second bronze medal went SIMIONESCU who beat Tashkent Grand Prix winner BATTULGA Temuulen (MGL) by ippon with one minute and 27 seconds left on the clock.     

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