Teddy Riner – Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Relationship, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Teddy Riner is a French martial artist. Teddy Riner is a French-dominant judoka and won seven gold medals at the World Judo Championships from 2007 to 2014. He also won his first Olympic gold medal in 2012.

Birth Facts and Education

Teddy Riner was born in Les Abymes, near Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe, an island region of France in the Caribbean April 7, 1989. He is 32 years old and is under the zodiac sign Aries. He has French citizenship and grew up in Paris. Riner has nicknames like “Teddy Bear” and “Big Ted”. His full name is Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner.

His mother’s name is Marie-Pierre Riner and his father’s name is Moïse Riner. He has three siblings and their names are Moïse Junior Riner, Natasha Riner and Laure Riner. Teddy is very close and loves his parents and siblings very much and spends a lot of time with them. Aside from that, no information regarding Riner’s cousins, grandparents or other family members is currently available.

Regarding Teddy’s educational background and qualifications, he attended Sciences Po and INSEP. His parents also signed him up for a local sports club. There he played football, tennis and basketball. Then Riner switched to judo, preferring to practice an individual sport rather than a group sport.

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Caption: Teddy Riner’s childhood photo with his father and a brother (Source: Instagram)

career and working life

Teddy Riner was a member of the Levallois Sporting Club at Levallois-Perret in France. Trainers were Christian Chaumont and Benoît Campargue. In 2006 he was able to win the junior world and European championship titles. In 2007, the day after his eighteenth birthday, he was able to win a gold medal at the European Judo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Likewise, Teddy became the youngest-ever senior world champion when he won the heavyweight (+100 kg) event at the 2007 World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Teddy Riner was able to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the men’s heavyweight division in China. He received a bye into the second round of the competition to advance to the semifinals. But he lost in the semifinals and had to move into the repechage bracket. And in the repechage, Riner won the bronze medal. Likewise, Teddy Riner was able to win his second world championship gold medal at the Open Weight Championships in December 2008.

In addition, Teddy Riner was able to win his third world title at the 2009 World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2010 he won two medals, one gold and one silver, at the World Championships in Tokyo. However, Daiki Kamikawa of Japan defeated him in the open weight class finals by a 2–1 judges decision after winning the +100 contest. And he refused to bow or shake Kamikawa’s hand after the game, claiming he was “robbed.”

More about careers

Teddy Riner competed at the 2011 Championships in Istanbul, Turkey and was able to win his second European gold medal. He also won the gold medal in the men’s +100 kg category at the 2011 World Judo Championships in Paris. Likewise, this result meant that Teddy became the first male judoka to win five world titles. He then won his sixth World Championships gold medal as part of the French team that won the team event. Additionally, Riner was selected to represent France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England in the men’s heavyweight division. In this event he was able to win the gold medal by defeating the Russian Alexander Mikhaylin in the final.

He was able to defend his Olympic heavyweight title, defeating Hisayoshi Harasawa in the final of the 2016 Olympics. During his career, he was only defeated nine times in elite international championships.

In addition, after losing to Russian judoka Tamerlan Bashaev at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Teddy Riner achieved a bronze medal in the 100 kg category. And in 2021 he was able to win the gold medal in his event at the Judo World Masters 2021 in Doha, Qatar.

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Caption: Teddy Riner at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Source: Instagram)

successes

Teddy Riner received the Officier de l’ordre national du Mérite in 2006 and the RTL Champion of Champions in 2011. He also received the L’Équipe Champion of Champions (France male category) and the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in the years 2012 and 2013. Riner was also able to accept the RTL award Champion of Champions in 2008.

relationship status

Teddy Riner is in a relationship with Luthna Plocus. They have been engaged for three years now. The couple has a daughter and a son and the son’s name is Eden Riner but the daughter’s name is unknown. However, Riner has shared many pictures of his fiancées as well as his children on his social accounts. And his family means everything to him and loves them very much.

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Caption: Teddy Riner along with his fiancee and their kids (Source: Instagram)

body measurements

Teddy Riner has one height of 6 feet 8 inches and his weight is 130 kg. However, Riner’s other body measurements are not yet available. Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and he also has a mustache and beard and he is bald.

Social Media and Wealth

Teddy Riner is quite active on all of his social accounts. He owns one Instagram Account under the name “Teddyriner” and has amassed 591,000 followers on it. He is also active on Twitter and Facebook and has 743.2K and 993K followers respectively.

According to playerbio, Teddy Riner a net worth of $245 million and his main source of income is his career in judoka and martial arts.

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