Kim Min-jong (23, Yangpyeong-gun Office), the top heavyweight in Korean judo,
lost to French star Teddy Liner (34) in the finals of the prelude to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Minjong Kim lost half of the match to Riner in a shoulder throw and a throwback in the men’s over 100kg final at the 2024 International Judo Federation (IJF) Paris Grand Slam held in Paris, France on the 4th (local time).
Minjong Kim had a tight battle against Riner for 4 minutes in regular time. 카지노사이트위키
However, he unfortunately fell to his knees just 20 seconds after entering overtime (golden score).
With this, Minjong Kim won silver medals in three consecutive competitions,
following the Tokyo Grand Slam last December and the Portuguese Grand Prix last month.
In addition, Kim Min-jong, who is ranked 7th in the Olympic rankings,
announced his prospects for participating in the Paris Olympics by adding ranking points.
Qualifications for the Paris Olympics will be distributed based on the combined performance of international competitions held from June 24, 2022, to June 23, 2024,
with one ticket each given to the 17 countries with the highest ranking in each weight class.
Meanwhile, Riner enjoyed the joy of winning again nine months after the World Championships in May last year.
This is his 8th trophy in this competition alone.
Riner, in his mid-30s, is determined to win his third personal gold medal at this year’s Olympics in his home country.
Riner, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,
won two consecutive titles at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro games.
At the 2020 Tokyo Games, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
After the competition, Teddy Riner said, “Holding the Olympics in my hometown is motivating,” and added, “It will be a burden, but I will fight to achieve my big goals as an athlete.”