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Judo great Riner loses first fight in nearly 10 years

(CNN)French judo great Teddy Riner has lost for the first time in nearly a decade after being defeated by Japan's Kokoro Kageura in the third round of the Paris Grand Slam on Sunday. Kageura countered the two-time Olympic champion and 10-time world champion with an uchi-mata-sukashi, after 40 seconds of golden score.Before Sunday's defeat, Riner had collected a whopping 154 straight victories during an invincible run which lasted precisely nine years and five months starting in September 2010.Riner, 30, is still expected to be defending his Olympic title at the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo as he attempts to emulate the lightweight judoka Tadahiro Nomura in winning gold at three successive Olympics.The Frenchman competes in the over 100-ki ...
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