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Teddy Riner cancels participation at World Championships Tashkent

Teddy Riner cancels participation at World Championships Tashkent

19 Sep 2022 23:40
IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation

Teddy Riner will not participate at the World Championships in October in Tashkent (UZB). The ten time world champion suffered an injury since the end of August when he injured his ankle. Four-time Olympic medallist Riner announced his withdrawal in social media. He will be replaced in the +100kg category by Joseph Terhec.

Teddy Riner competed at ten World Championships since 2007, where he won ten world titles. In 2010 he competed in both the individual as Open Championships, but lost the final of the open division against Daiki Kamikawa. Riner though didn’t compete at World Championships since 2017 when he last won his world title in Marakech (Open weight). Since then he missed World Championships in Baku (2018), Tokyo (2019), Budapest (2021) and soon in Tashkent. He competed 60 contests and won 59 bouts at World Championships.

Previously Riner said the World Championships would not be in danger.

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