Wong Kar Wai’s martial arts epic “The Grandmaster,” about kung fu star Bruce Lee’s mentor Yip Man, opened the 63rd Berlin film festival on Thursday following rave reviews and box office success in its native China last month.
Frenchman Teddy Riner, 20, has retained his title in the over-100kg category at the world championships in Rotterdam after defeating Cuba's Oscar Bryson, with whom he shared the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.
A 74-year-old American woman on Friday received a gold medal for winning a male-only judo tournament back in 1959. Rena 'Rusty' Kanokogi has long been campaigning for equal treatment of genders in judo competitions.
Teddy Riner of France won the open category judo world title, recently 'spiced up' in a new format, beating Russian Alexander Mikhaylin. China's Tong Wen became the women's open category world champion.
Japanese Satoshi Ishii won a gold medal in heavyweight judo after beating Abdullo Tangriev of Uzbekistan. But many had expected a final against the teenage world champion, Frenchman Teddy Riner, who clinched the bronze medal.
The French Judo team has touched down in Beijing led by Teddy Riner, a former World and European Champion in the Heavyweight class, hoping to extinguish memories of Athens where they failed to bring back a single gold medal.