Judo legends Teddy Riner and Ilias Iliadis doing randori at the Kodokan in Japan.
The much smaller Iliadis (90kgs) was able to throw Riner (130kgs) with Tani Otoshi.These two are great friends and you can see the mutual respect.
Teddy Riner has won eight World Championships gold medals, the first and only male judoka to do so, and an Olympic gold medal. He has also won four gold medals at the European Championships. He is a member of the Levallois Sporting Club in Levallois-Perret, France.
Teddy Riner registered during his career only eight defeats in international championship elite: He lost to Brayson and Toelzer in 2006, to Bianchessi and Rybak in 2007 and to Muneta and Vuijsters in 2008. The last two defeats he had in the 3rd round of the competition (heavyweight) of the Olympics of 2008 in front of Abdullo Tangriev before obtaining the bronze medal, and on September 13, 2010 for the title ” any categories ” of the world of Tokyo in front of Daiki Kamikawa, his last defeat in date, followed by a series of 103 victories (the last won in Grand Prix Jeju, on November 28, 2015).
Ilias Iliadis is a Georgian-born Greek judoka who has been competing for Greece since the start of his international career.
He won a gold medal in the half-middleweight (81 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens at age 17. Illiadis also won a gold medal 6 years later at the 2010 World Judo Championships in Tokyo in the −90 kg category.
Iliadis is a cousin of another Olympic champion, Georgian judoka Zurab Zviadauri, who also won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympic games. Iliadis’s family moved to Greece in the 2003. He was adopted by Nikos Iliadis. According to some sources he was born on 1982.
In this video, Iliadis is joking with Riner: