FOCUS – With 378 members, the France team will not lack assets to climb on the podiums in Tokyo. Focus on ten of its most ambitious representatives.
Teddy Riner (32, judo)
In contention on Friday July 30.
For five years, the judoka with ten world titles has been thinking of only one thing: to achieve the Olympic treble by winning in Tokyo, the cradle of his discipline. A country with which he has a special relationship, between reciprocal fascination and admiration. But before him, others have tried this pass of three consecutive titles, without success. In particular Tony Estanguet, who had to go through a painful failure in Beijing in 2008 before winning his third coronation in London.
Riner is well aware of the difficulty of the task ahead, especially after having experienced a long period of inactivity in competition. But stung in his pride by his two defeats in 2020, there is no doubt that the Guadeloupe will respond present in the majestic Nippon Budokan, “the Mecca of judo”.
Clarisse Agbegnenou (28 years old, judo)
In contention on Tuesday July 27.
Appointed by her peers as standard bearer, a role in which she succeeds Teddy Riner, the judokate from Champigny-sur-Marne has already achieved the first objective
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