Judo - Seventh heaven for Riner

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Judo - Seventh heaven for Riner
France's judoka Teddy Riner (R) competes with Japan's Ryu Shichinohe during the +100 kg category competition at the World Judo Championships on in Chelyabinsk,on August 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV (AFP Photo/VASILY MAXIMOV)

- Teddy Riner won his seventh world title as he took over-100kg gold in Chelyabinsk on Saturday, with Lukas Krpalek making history for the Czech Republic.

Riner equalled the feat of Japanese legend Ryoko Tani by landing his seventh World Championship gold medal, once again blowing away all the opposition in almost nonchalant fashion.

Meanwhile, Krpalek won his country's first ever judo world title by claiming the under-100kg crown as Idalys Ortiz earnt Cuba the women's over-78kg gold.


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