Teddy Riner forfeits the Worlds

Teddy Riner forfeits the Worlds

Teddy Riner will miss the following World Judo Championships (October 6-13) in Uzbekistan. “The medical examinations taken in the present day have confirmed that I will be unable to renew judo for a couple of weeks, which due to this fact excludes my participation within the subsequent World Championships in Tashkent”he wrote on Twitter on Monday.

He didn’t specify the character of his harm, however he injured his ankle throughout a coaching camp in Morocco in August. “Two years from the Olympic Video games, I can not take any dangers. Appointment is made for the following World Championships subsequent Might in Qatar »additionally wrote the 33-year-old judoka. In Uzbekistan, Teddy Riner may have sought an eleventh particular person world title.

Joseph Terhec known as to exchange him

To switch him within the +100 kg class, the French Judo Federation selected Joseph Terhec, who had crushed Riner on the French Membership Workforce Championships in October 2020. On the final European Championships on Might 1 in Bulgaria, Terhec (26) had already began in +100 kg, Riner being nonetheless within the post-Olympic restoration section. The member of ARAM in Saint-Raphaël had failed within the first spherical.

“Joseph was positioned in its place in a number of classes, together with the heavyweight class. He suspected it a little bit as a result of he knew that Teddy was injured.confides Christophe Gagliano, the boss of the French males’s crew. ” Now it is as much as him to change from substitute to holder. It’s in a class the place there’s a mountain, it is difficult to search out your home. However it’s as much as him to take what there may be to take, to benefit from this choice to indicate who he actually is,” continues Gagliano.

Joseph Terhec throughout the Grand Slam in Paris, in October 2021. (E. Garnier/L’Équipe)

A press convention anticipated on Tuesday

Touched by his bundle, Teddy Riner didn’t want to communicate on Monday, aside from by his announcement on social networks. The three-time Olympic champion is predicted to talk to the press on Tuesday at INSEP, as a part of the long-planned media day forward of the Worlds in Uzbekistan.

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