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France's Riner wins record fifth Judo world title

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Latest update : 2011-08-27

French Judo champion Teddy Riner has won a record fifth title at the World Championships in Paris, aged only 22. His success brings the hosts' gold medal tally to four, second only to Japan with five.

AFP - France's Teddy Riner won a record fifth world title as he beat Germany's Andreas Toelzer for the second year in a row at the Judo World Championships here on Saturday.

In doing so Riner became the first man ever to win five world titles, with four of his coming at over-100kg and one in the open weight division.

His success capped a wonderful tournament for the hosts who claimed four gold medals, bettered only by Japan with five.

Russia's three-time world champion Alexander Mikhaylin rolled back the years to edge out Cuba's Oscar Brayson for bronze by a penalty.

Kim Sung-Min of South Korea took the other medal as he beat Mohammad Rodaki of Iran with a combination sweeping winding throw (harai-maki-komi) into a hold, in which his opponent submitted.

Date created : 2011-08-27

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