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Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou selected to go to Doha

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Europe 1 with AFP

Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou have been selected for the next World Judo Championships, which will take place from May 7 to 14 in Doha, the Federation announced by unveiling part of the French selection for the competition on Wednesday. A return for the ten-time world champion.

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Teddy Riner will be the leader of the French team at the Judo Worlds, which will take place next May in Doha, Qatar. Clarisse Agbegnenou is also one of the first names in this selection, which was unveiled on Tuesday by the French Judo Federation. The ten-time world champion, who has just won the Grand Slam in Paris, has not participated in the Worlds since 2017, the year of his last planetary title.

He will be accompanied, among others, by Luka Mkheidze (-60 kg), bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, and Alpha Djalo, recent bronze medalist at the Grand Slam in Paris in -81 kg.

Agbenenou for a sixth title

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Among women, the double Olympic champion of Tokyo Clarisse Agbegnenou, who must make her comeback in individual next week at the Grand Slam of Tel Aviv, will aim for a sixth title in -63 kg. She had missed the last edition of the Worlds due to maternity leave.

Alongside him will notably be Romane Dicko, world champion last year in +78 kg, as well as Olympic medalists Amandine Buchard (-52 kg), Sarah-Léone Cysique (-57 kg) and Audrey Tcheuméo (-78 kg). ). There is one place left for women and four for men. The federation has indicated that it will complete its selection later.

Source: Europe1

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