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JO: Teddy Riner, the reasons for a (semi) failure


DECRYPTION - Having come to Tokyo to win a third individual gold medal, the judoka will come away with bronze. Without regret.

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A bronze medal instead of the expected gold. And this observation: Teddy Riner is human, quite simply. It is possible to be 2.04 m tall, to weigh nearly 140 kilos, to have bicep turns of more than 50 centimeters, to have won ten world titles but to stumble on the march of a third Olympic title. 'in a row. An unprecedented feat for a French athlete, not without reason as it requires effort over an exceptionally long period of time. All the more so when a global pandemic pushes the deadline back by one year. In Tokyo, in the eyes of Franck Chambily, the coach of the French judoka, “

Teddy was physically ready, in great shape.


Except that many other parameters could not be optimized as had been the case during his coronations at the Games in London (2012) and Rio (2016).

Especially in its preparation.

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We did what we could with the period we had

,” confesses Chambily.

It was difficult, not to say impossible,

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Source: lefigaro

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