French judoka Teddy Riner was crowned world champion of +100 kg, Saturday in Doha, winning his eleventh world title at the age of 34.
In the final, he beat the Russian Inal Tasoev, who was competing under a neutral flag, by waza-ari in overtime. He brings France a second title in this edition of the Worlds after that of Clarisse Agbégnénou in -63 kg, and in total a seventh medal.
Riner is thus preparing for the Paris Olympics, his main objective. He had not participated in the world judo meeting since his tenth coronation in 2017. He had to give up the 2022 edition due to a nasty ankle injury suffered in the summer and returned to business in February by winning the Paris Grand Slam.