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Tamerlan Bashaev defeats double olympic judo champion Teddy Riner
Tamerlan Bashaev defeats double olympic judo champion Teddy Riner
30 Jul 2021 07:45
IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation

A sensational development for men +100kg at the last individual day of the Judo Tournament where Tamerlan Bashaev defeated double Olympic Champion Teddy Riner from France. The Russian world silver medallist tried a low sode to Riner in the second contest for Bashaev. There was too much distance for the throw and Riner tried to lift Bashaev on the ground for a take over but Bashaev turned and pushed Riner on his back in the golden score.

The golden dream and record is over as Bashaev proceeds to the semi final. The might Frenchman can only take bronze via the repechage matches. Bashaev continues his journey for Russia and will face Guram Tushishvili who defeated Rafael Silva (BRA) in the quarter. The other semi final is between the favourites Hisayoshi Harasawa of Japan and Lukas Krpalek. The king is dethroned, the record of Tadahiro Nomura is still standing and only Shohei Ono is the candidate to ever equalise that. Riner does equalise the record of four medals if he can win his next two matches.

Riner is opposed to Rafael Silva and Iakiv Khammo who lost to Harasawa will battle with Bekmurod Oltiboev who surprised Henk Grol.

In the women’s event no surprises. Favourites Akira Sone of Japan and French woman Romane Dicko are on course for a spot in the heavyweight final. 2012 Olympic Champion Idalys Ortiz will face Romane Dicko and Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan will challenge Akira Sone.