Teddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the 100kg category at the world judo championships in Astana on Saturday, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final.
In so doing, and at 26 years of age, he became the first judoka to win eight world titles, seven of them coming in the 100kg class.
The bronze medals went to Adam Okruashvili of Georgia and to Iakiv Khammo of Ukraine.
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