Romane Dicko and Teddy Riner take bronze medals in Tokyo

Two athletes from Paris Saint-Germain’s judo section won bronze medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this morning.

Romane Dicko won by ippon against Kayra Sayit of Turkey in the 78 kg category. The judoka, who joined the Club in September 2020, picked up her first Olympic medal at only 21 years of age.

Teddy Riner meanwhile dominated Hisayoshi Harasawa in the +100 kg category who was penalised three times, leading to the Japanese judoka’s disqualification and a fourth career Olympic medal for Teddy, after the bronze in Beijing (2008) and the two gold medals won in London (2012) and Rio (2016).

The two Parisians will return to the tatami in the Japanese capital tomorrow to compete in the mixed team event.

“We are proud of Romane and Teddy's performances," said Djamel Bouras, president of Paris Saint-Germain’s judo section. “Once again they have perfectly embodied the ambition and determination that symbolise our Club. Winning bronze at the Games is a remarkable performance, which rewards total investment and hard work. Romane continues to amaze us despite her young age, proving that she has a great future ahead of her. For Teddy, this new medal confirms his incredible longevity at the highest level. He is undoubtedly the judoka of the century, with 10 world titles and now 4 Olympic medals.”

 

ROMANE DICKO

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Category : +78 kg
Date of Birth : 30 September 1999 in Clamart (France).
Nationality : French
Height: 1.81m

Individual honours
Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games (2020)
Gold medal at the Tel Aviv Grand Slam (2021)
Gold medal at the Doha Masters (2021)
European Champion (2020)
Gold medal at the Grand Slam in Paris (2020)
Gold medal at Tel Aviv Grand Prix (2020)
European Champion (2018)
Gold medal at the U21 European Cup Lignano (2018)
Gold medal Grand Prix Tbilisi (2018)
Bronze medal French Championships (2017)
European Champion U21 (2017)
Gold medal European Cup U21 Berlin (2017)
European Junior Champion (2016)
French Senior Champion (2016)
French Junior Champion (2016)

Team honours
French Champion (2019)
Silver medal at the French U21 Championships (2019)
Europa League silver medal (2018)
European U21 Champion (2017)
Bronze medal at the World Championships (2017)
French U18 Champion (2016)
Bronze medal at the French U21 Championships  (2016)

TEDDY RINER

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Category: +100 kg
Date of birth: 7 April 1989 in Abymes (Guadeloupe).
Nationality: French
Height: 2.03m

Individual honours

Olympic Champion (2012, 2016)
World Champion +100 kg (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
World champion all categories (2008, 2017)
European champion +100kg (2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
French champion (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015)
Paris Grand Slam (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
World Masters (2010, 2011, 2015, 2021)
World vice-champion all categories (2010)
Olympic Bronze Medal (2008, 2020)
Junior World Champion (2006, 2008)
European Junior Champion (2006)


Team honours
World Champion (2011)
French Champion (2009, 2011)
European vice-champion (2009, 2010, 2011)
French vice-champion (2016)
Bronze medal at the World Championships (2017)
Bronze medal at the European Championships (2014)
Bronze medal at the French Championships (2007)