Olympian judoka Riner set for shoulder surgery

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PARIS: France’s Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner could have to undergo surgery on a painful shoulder injury next week, his coach announced. Franck Chambily said Riner had a small piece of cartilage that was pushing on a tendon at the top of his left shoulder and causing the athlete pain. The eight-time world champion, unbeaten in more than 100 bouts dating back to September 2010, will be bidding to defend his +100kg Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro in August.

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