Judo: Incredible Riner sends French fans delirious | Reuters
(Reuters) – The roar from the crowd when France’s Teddy Riner was crowned Olympic heavyweight judo champion at the London Games on Friday was so loud he probably felt it could be heard in Paris.
A hero in his homeland, the 10,000-strong crowd at London’s ExCel Centre, awash with red, white and blue tricolour flags of France, chanted his name in the sort of reception usually reserved for pop stars.
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- August 5, 2012 / 1:23 am