Home » Sport » Judo: Teddy Riner will play in the European Cup with PSG

Judo: Teddy Riner will play in the European Cup with PSG

In mid-November, after taking 3rd place in the French Men’s Team Championships, he hinted that his year was over. That we would never see Teddy Riner on the tatami mats again in 2021. Monday, PSG, his club, announced that its leader would be back on Saturday for the finals of the Europa League, the second continental level behind the Champions League . All the events (table then full repechage) will be played on Saturday at the UNYP Arena Sparta in Prague (Czech Republic).

And the capital club decided to send the heavy cavalry to try to lift the trophy. Among the twenty athletes present in the Red and Blue delegation, we therefore find Teddy Riner but also the Olympic team champions Amandine Buchard (also silver medalist in Tokyo in individual in less than 52 kg), and Romane Dicko (3rd of the Games). individually over 70 kg). World champion in 2019 in less than 70 kg, Marie-Eve Gahié is also on the trip.

Disappeared from the radar for two seven years, the judo section was relaunched in 2017. Before being put on hold, it had shone with a certain David Douillet on the continental tatamis with a title of European team champion in 1995 and two finalist places in 1997 and 1998.

After this competition, Riner should take a break and will not return to training until 2022. With the Paris Games in 2024 in sight.

Three other French clubs are involved in this tournament: Sainte-Geneviève Sports (women’s and men’s teams), the Dojo Béglais (men’s team), Blanc-Mesnil Sport Judo (women’s team). The Champions League finals, which also concern French clubs such as Champigny and Flam91, will be played on Saturday at the Judo Institute in Paris.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.