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Riner claims seventh world title in Russia

Riner claims seventh world title in Russia
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France’s Teddy Riner produced yet another stunning performance to claim the men’s +100kg category at the Judo World Championships at the Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk on Saturday.

The Olympic champion, who is unbeaten since 2010, edged out Japan`s Ryu Schichinohe in the final to match the all-time record of seven world titles set by Ryoko Tani in the women’s under 48kg class.

Meanwhile, Lukas Krpalek handed the Czech Republic its first ever judo world title by claiming the under-100kg crown.

The European champion edged out Russia’s Tagir Khaibulaev in the semis before carrying his momentum into the showpiece match where he outclassed Jose Armenteros, courtesy of a clinical ne-waza.

The bronze medals were won by Britain’s Karl-Richard Frey and Ivan Remarenco.

Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz reigned supreme in the women’s +78kg category.

The 24-year-old looked in great shape and defeated long-time rival Maria Suelen Altheman with a devastating ura-nage after 71 seconds.

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