The double judo Olympic champion is worked up to chase a 3rd gold medal on the Tokyo 2020 Video games in 2021
The double Olympic judo champion, together with four-time world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou, headlines the French squad chosen for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games in 2021, and his quest for an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal within the tremendous heavyweight class has formally began.
“Every thing has been deliberate for the D-Day. With the postponement of the Video games, it has been some time now that I have been engaged on preserving my kind, my finest judo and my weight below management. It has been the longest race towards time I ever had, however the wait was price it and I am able to do every little thing to chase this lovely medal,” Riner mentioned.
“We’re very excited that we will go to those Olympics. We have to take it like a mission, it could like going for warfare” – Teddy Riner on RTL
The judo star just lately turned 32 in his native Guadeloupe.
On the Caribbean island, the Frenchman is spending time along with his household (his partner Luthna, his son Eden, and his daughter Isis) however can be following a strict coaching program, which includes a cardio session early within the morning, then some conditioning along with his health coach and a second strengthening session after lunch.
“After that, I can breathe once more,” he mentioned with a smile.
A preparation focused to be at his finest on Friday 30 July, the day the place the +100kg Olympic title can be determined on the iconic Budokan in Tokyo.
“Stronger and higher” for Teddy Riner
Riner hasn’t competed since profitable the Doha Masters in January and we in all probability will not see him on the tatami earlier than the Olympics, as revealed by Larbi Benboudaoud, silver medallist at Sydney 2020, and excessive efficiency director on the French judo federation.
The 1,800 factors earned in Qatar have been sufficient to maintain Riner in a qualifying place on the Olympic IJF rankings, though he is undecided to be high seed in Tokyo.