Riner has little technique. He's a hero in France?These are interesting details. Thank you for sharing them.
Yes, I saw it on TV at the time, Even then I knew it was a big deal.
My old trainer Ruska took the train from Amsterdam to Tokyo to fight which Geesink did not like. They refused. 8 years later Ruska got revenge by winning 2 gold medals in Munich. Geesink was sneaky.
Okana won gold in 1964; best judoka ever.
2021 Henk Grol is Holland's hope .. he's 36..
France is sending their own sneaky judo boy Riner this year again. I read on the internet he had a knee injury a few months ago but he wanted to keep this secret. lol.
Yes, he is very popular here. He's a bit like the French Federer as he appears in 1 over 2 TV commercials and gets anything he may think/say/do reported in mainstream media. He is sold as a giant with not human strength. I have never read/heard anything on his technique I have to say.