France’s Teddy Riner – the best judo fighter on the planet, won the gold medal in the Men’s 100 Kg Judo event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday at the Carioca Arena 2.
The eight-time world champion defeated Japan’s Hisayoshi Harasawa, world No. 2, on penalties in the final match. to win the gold medal.
Japan’s Hisayoshi Harasawa had to settle for the silver medal.
France’s Teddy Riner had won the gold medal in London Olympics in 2012.
Bronze medals of the event were won by Brazil’s Rafael Silva and Israel’s Or Sasson who defeated Abdullo Tangriev of Uzbekistan and Alex García Mendoza of Cuba respectively in their bronze medal matches.