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Judo great Teddy Riner to miss world championships due to ankle injury

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Judo great Teddy Riner to miss world championships due to ankle injury

The 10-time world champion and three-time Olympic gold medallist Riner of France says he has been forced to pull out from the world championships in Tashkent next month. Riner holds the most world titles in the history of the sport. (AFP Archive) French judo great Teddy Riner said he has been forced to pull out of the world championships next month because of an ankle injury.

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The 10-time world champion and three-time Olympic gold medallist picked up the injury during a training camp in Rabat in August, and will not be fit in time for the worlds in Tashkent from October 6 to 13.

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“Alas, I feared it, but the medical examinations taken today have confirmed that I will not be able to resume judo for a few weeks, which therefore excludes my participation in the next World Championships in Tashkent,” Riner wrote on Twitter

Riner has his sights set on his home Olympic Games in 2024, where the 33-year-old dreams of winning one last gold

“Two years from the Olympic Games, I can't take any risks,” he added, targeting the 2023 world championships in Qatar next May

Riner holds the most world titles in the history of the sport. He had to settle for bronze in the Tokyo Olympics a year ago but managed to help France to team gold

He has not participated in a world championship since 2017. 

In July he returned after a post-Olympic break with victory in the Grand Slam Judo Championship in Hungary

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Source: AFP