Judo: injured, Teddy Riner announces his withdrawal from the 2022 world championships, not to "take no risk" two years from the Paris Olympics

The French judoka, ten times world champion, will not participate in the Worlds in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), which will take place from October 6 to 13.

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Hard blow for Teddy Riner. In a message posted on Twitter, the French judoka announced, Monday, September 19, his package for the next world championships (October 6-13). Alas I feared it, but the medical examinations taken today have confirmed that I will not be able to resume judo for a few weeks, which therefore excludes my participation in the next world championships in Tashkent. [Ouzbékistan]“, wrote the three-time Olympic gold medalist.

The 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion in individual suffers from the ankle, since training at the end of August in Rabat, Morocco, when his partner fell on his joint. The French Judo Federation and PSG, its club, then indicated that this sprain required “wearing a splint and using crutches for three weeks”while ensuring that his participation in the 2022 World Championships was “maintained”.

Paris 2024 in the viewfinder

Victorious at the Grand Slam in Budapest, for his return to competition last July, Teddy Rinner holds the record for world champion titles, with ten gold medals to his name.

At 33, the bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics intends “take no risks”, “at two years old” of the 2024 Paris Games. “The rThe date is taken for the next world championships next May in Qatar”, concluded Teddy Riner.

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