- Has won five World Championship titles and was the youngest ever to do so at age 17
- Has already been called a legend in judo and compared to the sport's best champions.
- Started judo after his older brother picked up the sport
- Moves very fast on the mat for a heavyweight and is known for ability to get a dominant grip on opponents quickly
- Studying at Sciences Po University in Paris and says economics is his favorite subject.
- Criticized for refusing to bow to opponents after losing
- Loves jet-skiing, crepes with nutella and rap music
- Friends with the hip-hop artist Akon
- Find him on Twitter: @TedRiner
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