Judo

Judo has been an Olympic sport since 1964 for the men’s categories and 1992 for women and has been part of INSEP’s remit since 1962 (INS) and 1980, respectively. The French Judo Federation (FFJDA) considers INSEP’s national judo squad as the pinnacle in the elite branch of the sport.

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77 ATHLETES

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Judo

TEDDY RINER

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Olympic champion in the over 100 kg category in 2012 and 2016, bronze medallist in the over 100 kg category in 2008, 10-time world champion in the over 100 kg category between 2007 and 2017, world champion in the open category in 2008 and 2017, Teddy Riner could further cement his place in sporting history if he wins a third consecutive Olympic title in Tokyo in 2020.

Record

    • Olympic champion in the over 100 kg category in 2012 and 2016
    • Olympic bronze medallist in the over 100 kg category in 2008
    • 10-time world champion in the over 100 kg category between 2007 and 2017
    • World champion in the open category in 2008 and 2017

Judo

Clarisse AGBEGNENOU

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Clarisse Agbegnenou is now the most decorated female French athlete in the history of the judo world championships. When she won her fourth world title in 2019 in the under 63 kg category, after previously winning in 2014, 2017 and 2018, Clarisse Agbegnenou, who also took home an Olympic silver medal in 2016 and four European golds, has already secured her place in the history books at the age of just 26.

Record

    • 4-time world champion in 2014, 2017, 2018 et 2019 (-63kg)
    • Olympic silver medallist et the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (-63kg)
    • 4-time European champion in 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019 (-63kg)

Judo

Marie-Eve GAHIE

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In 2019, Marie-Eve Gahié (aged 22) lived up to her considerable potential when she became world champion in the under 70 kg category, just a year after winning the silver medal in the 2018 world championships. She also earned a silver medal at the 2019 world championships and two European golds in the team event.

Record

    • World champion in 2019 (-70kg)
    • World silver medallist in 2018 (-70kg)
    • Team world silver medallist in 2018 and 2019
    • 2-time European champion in the team event in 2015 and 2017

Judo

Madeleine MALONGA

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Crowned world champion in 2019, a year after winning her first title on the European stage, and also silver medallist in the team event at the 2019 world championships, Madeleine Malonga (25 years old) represents both the present and the future of French judo in the under 78 kg category.

Record

    • World champion in 2019 (-78kg)
    • European champion in 2018 (-78kg)
    • World Silver medallist in the team event in 2019