Teddy Riner wins plus 100K judo gold

Updated: August 3, 2012, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Teddy Riner of France won the men's over 100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing.

Riner, 23, defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anti-climactic final where he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform.

With a record five world championship titles, Riner is judo's biggest star. He won a bronze at Beijing. On Friday, Riner used both throwing and grappling techniques to win his early fights with several match-ending ippon scores.

The bronze medals were won by Germany's Andreas Toelzer and Brazil's Rafael Silva.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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