Teddy Riner is a famous Judoka from France. Top on his list of achievements is winning two Olympic gold medals, five gold medals at the European Championships, and ten World Championships gold medals.
The star judoka, Teddy Riner, has won over one hundred consecutive matches. However, it has not always been glorious because he has performed below expectations. His most recent blow was in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was rescheduled to July-August 2021. Here is everything you need to know about the sportsman, including his age, family, career losses and wins, and net worth.
Teddy Riner's profile summary
- Full name: Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner
- Nickname(s): Teddy Bear, Big Ted, Big Teddy
- Date of birth: 7 April 1989
- Place of birth: Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Nationality: French
- Mother: Marie-Pierre Riner
- Father: Moise Rinner
- Siblings: 3
- Ethnicity: Black
- Languages spoken: English, French
- Schools attended: The National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance, Sciences Po
- Teddy Riner height/Teddy Riner taille: 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in
- Teddy Riner weight/Teddy Riner poids: 130 kilograms (287 lb)
- Shoe size: 49.5
- Eye colour: Black
- Hair colour: Bald
- Instagram: @teddyriner
- Twitter: @teddyriner
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Relationship status: Married
- Wife: Luthna Plocus
- Teddy Riner children: 2
- Occupation: Judoka, philanthropist, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur
- Event: Men +100 kg
- Net worth: $245 million
- Teddy Riner rank: 6th dan
- Club: the Levallois Sporting Club (former) Paris Saint-Germain (current since August 2017)
- Coaches: Christian Chaumont, Benoît Campargue
- Famous for: Winning 10 World Championships gold medals and 2 Olympic gold medals
Teddy Riner's biography
How old is Teddy Riner? Teddy Riner age is 32 years as of 2021. Although he was born near Pointe-à-Pitre in the Caribbean, Teddy was raised in Paris. His siblings are Moise Junior Riner, Laure Riner, and Natasha Riner.
He undertook an athlete program at Sciences Po from 2011 to 2015.
What belt is Teddy Riner? The French heavyweight is a dan black belt. Teddy Riner medals include 37 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze earned in the Olympics, World Championships, European Championships, IJF World Masters, IJF Grand Slam, IJF Grand Prix, Mediterranean Games, World Juniors Championships, and European Junior Championships.
In 2006, Teddy won the World and European junior titles. The following year, a day after his 18th birthday, he won a gold medal at the European Judo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. He was the youngest ever senior world champion during the 2007 World Judo Championships after winning the heavyweight (+100 kg) event.
In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he was beaten by Uzbek judoka Abdullo Tangriev on the golden score in the semi-finals. He entered the repechage rounds where he defeated Andreas Tölzer and João Schlittler to reach a bronze medal final against Lasha Gujejiani of Georgia and won the bronze medal. He won his 2nd World Championship gold medal at the Open weight Championships in Levallois-Perret, France, in December 2008.
Teddy won his third world title during the 2009 World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after beating Oscar Bryson in the finals. The next year, he won gold and silver medals at the World Championships in Tokyo.
In 2011, during the European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, Riner won a gold medal. The same year, he won a gold medal in the men's +100 kg division at the 2011 World Judo Championships in Paris, becoming the first-ever male Judoka to win five world titles. The French side team event earned him his sixth World Championship gold medal.
To add to his gold medal list, Riner defeated Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia in the men's heavyweight event finals of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. He defended his Olympics heavyweight title by defeating Hisayoshi Harasawa in the 2016 Olympics. Early this year, Riner won the gold medal during the 2021 Judo World Masters in Doha, Qatar.
Teddy Riner losses
Has Teddy Riner lost? Throughout his career, Riner has been defeated ten times in elite international championships. In 2006, he lost to Brayson and Tölzer. The following year, he lost to Bianchessi and Rybak, and in 2008, to Muneta and Grim Vuijsters, and then to Abdullo Tangriev in the third round of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In 2010, September 13th, Teddy lost the open weight title to Daiki Kamikawa at the 2010 World Judo Championships in Tokyo and then to Kokoro Kageura in the third round of the Paris Grand Slam. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the double Olympic champion lost his quest for a record-tying third consecutive Olympic gold medal with a strange loss to Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia in the quarterfinals. He got a bronze medal after beating Hisayoshi Harasawa of Japan.
Big Ted has the following awards:
- 2011 RTL Champion of Champions
- 2012: L'Équipe Champion of Champions (France male category)
- 2013: Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur
- 2016 Officier de l'ordre national du Mérite
Teddy Riner's wife
Teddy met Luthna Plocus in 2010. Although the public is not aware of the wedding date, Teddy refers to Luthna as his wife in many interviews. According to some sources, the sportsman may have secretly gotten hitched to his long-term relationship. The athlete was also spotted wearing a new wedding ring in July 2021.
The couple has two children according to Teddy Riner Femmes Mum magazine publication. The eldest child is called Eden, who was born in 2014, and the younger one is Isis, who is 2 years old.
How much is Teddy Riner worth?
Teddy Riner net worth is $245 million, according to Players Bio. Most of this amount is from his judo Teddy Riner career. He also makes money from lucrative endorsement deals, investing in stocks, and owning businesses.
Teddy Riner MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) opposition is still strong because fighting in a cage does not appeal to him. Luckily for Teddy Riner, his choice of career has paid him off, even though he has had some losses along the way. We wish him all the best in his career and family life.
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