Romane Dicko and Teddy Riner crowned champions at the Paris Grand Slam

With his eighth gold medal, Teddy Riner (+100 kg) became the record holder of titles at the Paris Grand Slam this Sunday at the Accor Arena. Romane Dicko won the competition for the second time. Seven Paris Saint-Germain athletes won medals at the Paris event.

The two Paris Saint-Germain judokas were crowned champions at the closing ceremony of the Paris Grand Slam 2024. Four-time European champion and world number 1 Romane Dicko won the Paris event for the second time since 2020. In the final of the event, the native of Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine) beat Kayra Ozdemir (TUR).

In the men's competition, Teddy Riner won the Paris tournament for the eighth time, setting a new record in the event. In the final, the Rouge et Bleu judoka defeated South Korea's Minjong Kim.

The day before, on Saturday 3rd February, three Parisian athletes had already won a medal: bronze for Lucy Renshall (GBR) and Margaux Pinot, in the -63 kg and -70 kg categories respectively, and silver for Marie-Ève Gahié, also in the -70 kg category.

On Friday 2nd February, on the first day of competition, Faiza Mokdar took the top spot by beating Canada's Christa Deguchi in the -57 kg final. In the same category, Priscilla Gneto lost in the third round to the other Canadian representative, Jessica Klimkait. In the men's category, Luka Mkheidze also shone, winning the -60 kg title, beating South Korea's Harim Lee in the final.

In the other categories, Walid Khyar (-66 kg) was defeated in the third round on Friday by Japan's Joshiro Maruyama, a later finalist in the event. On Saturday, Alpha Djalo and Arnaud Aregba (-81 kg) were beaten in the first and second rounds respectively by Antonion Esposito (ITA) and Somon Makhmadbekov (TJK).

On Sunday in the -78 kg category, Lyse Versmisse was eliminated in the first round by Russian athlete Darya Kantsavaya and Audrey Tcheuméo was eliminated in the second round by her compatriot Madeleine Malonga. Alexis Mathieu (-90 kg) was beaten in the third round by Azeri judoka Eljan Hajiyev.

Driss Messaoud (ALG) in the -73 kg class and Lasha Bekauri (GEO) in the -90 kg class both withdrew.

‘It's a very good result for Paris Saint-Germain. Our athletes made their mark in front of their home fans here in Paris. I have a special thought for Faiza Mokdar, who put in an outstanding performance by beating the best judokas in her category.

Romane Dicko and Luka Mkheidze confirmed their status with a title this weekend, following on from their European gold last November.

And Teddy Riner has gone down in sporting history with a record-equalling eighth Paris Grand Slam title.

All these results are excellent signs for our judo section and our athletes just a few months away from the Olympic Games.’
Djamel Bouras, President of Paris Saint-Germain Judo







  • -57 kg :
    • Priscilla GNETO
    • Faïza MOKDAR (winner)
  • -57 kg :
    • Lucy RENSHALL (GBR) (bronze medal)
  • -70 kg :
    • Marie-Ève GAHIÉ (silver medal)
    • Margaux PINOT (bronze medal)
  • -78 kg :
    • Audrey TCHEUMEO
    • Lyse VERSMISSE
  • +78 kg :
    • Romane DICKO (winner)





















  • -60 kg :
    • Luka MKHEIDZE (winner)
  • -66 kg :
    • Walide KHYAR
  • -81 kg :
    • Arnaud AREGBA
    • Alpha DJALO
  • -90 kg :
    • Alexis MATHIEU
  • +100 kg:
    • Teddy RINER (winner)

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