Teddy Riner, heavyweight judo’s heavy favorite, cruises into semifinals

Teddy Riner at the Rio Olympics

The final day of judo competition features the men’s and women’s heavyweight divisions. With action complete up through the quarterfinals, the top two seeds in both classes remain in contention for gold, including reigning Olympic champions Teddy Riner and Idalys Ortiz.

Below is a look at the matchups coming up in today’s final block, which will stream live on NBCOlympics.com starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Men’s heavyweight semifinal matches
No. 1 Teddy Riner (FRA) vs. No. 5 Or Sasson (ISR)
No. 2 Hisayoshi Harawasa (JPN) vs. No. 19 Abdullo Tangriev (UZB)

Men’s heavyweight repechage matches
No. 9 Rafael Silva (BRA) vs. No. 4 Roy Meyer (KGZ)
No. 30 Alex Garcia (CUB) vs. No. 22 Iurii Krakovetskii

Women’s heavyweight semifinal matches
No. 1 Yu Song (CHN) vs. No. 5 Emilie Andeol (FRA)
No. 2 Idalys Ortiz (CUB) vs. No. 4 Kanae Yamabe (JPN)

Women’s heavyweight repechage matches
No. 11 Kayra Sayit (TUR) vs. No. 6 Nihel Cheikh Rouhou (TUN)
No. 10 Kim Min-Jeoing (KOR) vs. No. 15 Tessie Savelkouls (NED)

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