The draw for the judo draws for the Tokyo Olympic Games took place on Thursday. Teddy Riner, reigning double Olympic champion over 100kg, could challenge the world No. 1 from the quarter-finals.
Teddy Riner is fixed! Like the twelve other Frenchmen engaged in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the double Olympic champion discovered this Thursday the table of his tournament of + 100kg, which will take place on July 31. No seed because he is only 16th in the world due to his ups and downs for Olympic preparation where he missed (voluntarily or not) many competitions, Riner will start against Austrian Stephan Hegyi, 19th in the world, whom he has already beaten twice, in 2017 and 2020.
Riner against the world No. 1 in quarterfinals?
In case of victory, he will challenge the Israeli world No.13 Or Sasson, whom he has dominated four times out of four, and in particular in the semi-finals of the Rio Games. Then he could challenge Russian world No. 1 Tamerlan Bashaev in the quarterfinals, whom he only faced and beat once, last January in Doha. It will remain to be seen then who will be in a possible last square. It could be the Georgian Tushishvili, the Japanese Harasawa or the Czech Krpalek. Opponents against whom he has never lost. Recall that the Japanese who had ended his incredible series of 154 victories in 2020, Kokoro Kageura, was not selected for these Olympics.
TOKYO / JUDO Olympics
The entry into the running of the French
2nd round: Luka Mkheidze (FRA) – Francisco Garrigos (ESP)
1st round: Kilian Le Blouch (FRA) – Ismael Alhassane (NIG)
1st round: Guillaume Chaine (FRA) – Eduardo Barbosa (BRE)
2nd round: Axel Clerget (FRA) – Komronshokh Ustopiriyon (TAD)
1st round: Alexandre Iddir (FRA) – Zelym Kotsoeiv (AZE)
1st round: Teddy Riner (FRA) – Stephan Hegyi (AUT)
1st round: Shirine Boukli (FRA) – Milica Nikolic (SER)
2nd round: Amandine Buchard (FRA) – Tetiana Levytska-Shukvani (GEO) or Sabiana Anestor (HAI)
2nd round: Sarah Leonie Cysique (FRA) – Jisu Kim (COR) or Miryam Roper (PAN)
2nd round: Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA) – Farangiz Khojieva (OUZ) or Sandrine Billiet (CPV)
2nd round: Margaux Pinot (FRA) – Elisavet Teltsidou (GRE) or Xiaoqian Sun (CHN)
2nd round: Madeleine Malonga (FRA) – Zhenzhao Ma (CHN) or Bernadette Graf (AUT)
2nd round: Romane Dicko (FRA) – Sandra Jablonskyte (LIT) or Ivana Maranic (CRO)