This section will be by definition updated on a regular basis and for its launch, we invite you to discover and rediscover the express interviews that we are carrying out in 2018 with all the current world champions.
IJF: You have won everything, what still motivates you today to continue? Teddy Riner: The love of my sport! And I'm still young and still have a lot of fun on the tatami - as long as I have things to learn to be better in my sport, as long as I want to go get medals, I'll continue!
IJF: You are very active on social media, what role do they play in the life of a high-level athlete? Teddy Riner: It is important to be able to communicate with your fans as closely as possible, to share privileged moments so that they are always with you a little, so that they feel closer to you.
IJF: Who are your toughest opponents and how do you prepare to defeat them? Teddy Riner: With the international level today - everyone can beat everyone - the level has really improved a lot and I have to adapt constantly - This is the key and that is valid whatever the sport! In any case I have never underestimated an opponent, it is the base.
IJF: Will you be in Baku this year for the world championships? Teddy Riner: Unfortunately no, these are hard choices to make - but I have to do them to best manage my career and I need to rest a bit on some years to continue until 2024 .. why not?!
IJF: What is your favorite value in judo and why? Teddy Riner: The respect and the courage - without respect we can not fight - it also allows me outside the tatami to grow as a man, to grow well. So yes respect is a value that guides me.