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Teddy Riner aiming for ninth world judo title

Published 1128 GMT (1928 HKT) August 21, 2017
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Teddy Riner poses with his gold medal from Rio 2016 in front of the Eiffel Tower. The Frenchman successfully defended his 100+kg title from London 2012, beating Japan's Hisayoshi Harasawa in the final. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
It was the third Olympic medal of Riner's illustrious career, also winning a bronze medal as a 19-year-old at Beijing 2008. Elsa/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
Riner celebrates his gold medal with girlfriend Luthna Plocus and son Eden -- whose birth he describes as the greatest moment of his life. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
In 2007, aged just 18 years and five months, Riner became the youngest ever judo world champion after winning gold at the Rio de Janeiro World Championships. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Parisian was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to fight in his home city and win gold at the 2011 World Championships, another night he puts in his top three career moments. BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images