Teddy Riner wins his seventh Paris Grand Slam

Ten-time world champion Teddy Riner won the 100kg+ category at the Paris Grand Slam for the seventh time in his career at the Accor Arena in the French capital on Sunday.

Beating Japan’s Hyoga Ota in the final, the Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)-born judoka took the gold medal again having won six successive editions between 2008 and 2013.

During the day of competition, the triple Olympic champion defeated Azamat Chotchaev of Bahrain to start, Kazakh Adil Orazbayev in the next round, Dzhamal Gamzatkhanov of Azebaijian in the quarters, and Uzbek Alicher Yusupov in the last four.

“It’s a great win for Teddy. His seventh win in Paris sends out a strong signal and is reward for all the effort he has put in since his ankle injury that kept him out of the last world championships. Teddy has shown once again that he’s at the top of his category. This Paris Grand Slam success will give him confidence for the months to come and for the big events coming up in 2023, starting with the Qatar world championships in May. That’s an important step on the road that should lead him to the Olympics in Paris in 2024.”
Djamel Bouras, Paris Saint-Germain Judo President


Category: 100kg+
Born 7 April 1989, in Abymes (Guadeloupe)
Nationality: French
Height: 2.03m

1994-2007      Paris Judo/ Judo Club Bolivar
2007-2009     Lagardère Paris Racing
2009-2017      Levallois Sporting Club
2017-2024       Paris Saint-Germain

Individual honours
Olympic champion (2012, 2016)
World champion +100 kg (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
All-around world champion (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, 2023)
World Masters (2010, 2011, 2015, 2021)
All-around world runner-up (2010)
French championship runner-up (2007)
Olympic bronze (2008, 2021)

Team honours
Olympic champion (2021)
World champion (2011)
French champion (2009, 2011, 2022)
European Club Cup winner (2011)
European silver medallist (2009, 2010, 2011)
French championship runner-up (2016)
World bronze medallist (2017)
European bronze medallist (2014)
French championship bronze medallist (2007, 2021)

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