Rio 2016 Olympics
Athletes

Teddy
Riner
Judo
France
Rio 2016 Performance
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Athlete Details
DOB
04/07/1989
Height / Weight
6' 8" / 306 lbs
Previous Olympics
2012, 2008
Event Results
Event
Result
Finish
Men +100 kg Elimination Round of 16
100 - 0s1
Win
Men +100 kg Quarterfinals / Repechage
10s1 - 0s3
Win
Men +100 kg Semifinals / Contests for Bronze Medal
10s1 - 0s1
Win
Career Highlights
Riner is just 27 years old, and already a movie has been made about his life. It showed recently at the Cannes Film Festival and detailed his journey to becoming the top judoka in the world. Riner is the only person in history to win eight world championships - including 2013 in Rio - and also has five European titles. Riner dominated at the London Games in 2012 to win his fifth gold medal, increasing his already huge celebrity in France and led to the movie Riner said he's using as motivation for Rio. All of his eight career defeats have come in international competition, including at the Beijing Games in 2008 when he had to settle for bronze. Riner hasn't lost since Sept. 13, 2010, winning each of his 103 matches since. Not only does his size intimidate most competitors, but Riner's long list of accomplishments make him the favorite to capture another gold in Rio.