Thursday, August 9, 2012

teddy bear

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This is Teddy Riner.

Or, Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner if you want to be fancy about it.

Teddy is French (as if that Pierre-Marie bit didn't give it away) and he is a judo champ. He won the Olympic gold medal in the +100kg category. He was in the +100kg category because he weighs 128kgs (that's 280lbs!) and he's 6'8".

Teddy is not petit. He's like a walking jungle gym.

But he's awesome. And super duper cute. And I have a little crush on him.

That's all I wanted to say today.

Oh, one more thing, according to adidas, "before committing to judo, he tried his hand at modern jazz dancing".

*jazz hands*

bisou

23 comments:

  1. Modern Jazz Dancing. Oh my god, I hope there's a Youtube video of that.

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  2. Brilliant! Thanks for the info. He's adorable :-)

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  3. I agree - he's adorable! I normally don't care for Judo - but he was definitely worth watching! and such a teddy bear!

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  4. Oooooh I watched the match he is beautiful!!!!!

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  5. It's nice that Gregory will allow a boyfriend on the side. The French are so laid back with things like that.
    m.

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  6. Aww, modern jazz dancing! Filing that under "Things You Wouldn't Think Makes a Guy Cuter...But Does."

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  7. Four inches taller than my husband and I think he is tall!! Enjoy your day Diane

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  8. The thought of such a giant man jazz dancing is quite entertaining!

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  9. Quite a contrast to go from jazz dancing to judo but it was obviously a good decision!!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I'm just imagining a 6'8", 280 lb black guy doing jazz hands.

    It makes me smile.

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  11. haha! *jazz hands* i love it :)

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  12. Yup. Agreed. Teddy is pretty darn hot. xo

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  13. How does that thought process work?

    "I really want to be a dancer but I'll settle for a combat sport"

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  14. He is pretty cute. France cleaned up in Judo this year.

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  15. I just noticed what all the other comments said. They all talk about how good looking he is. If you're skimming the comments and just notice my name there, then I don't really come across too manly.

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  16. Mmmm he is rather yummy. Mind you we are rather spoilt for choice at the Olympics - so many fit & handsome young men. And it all ends tonight waaaaaaaaaaaaah - what am I going to watch when it's all over. Seriously I'v never watched so much sport in my life & enjoyed every minute of it. The UK is going to suffer seriously from post Olympic depression - it's all we've talked about & watched for the last 2 weeks & we've loved every minute of it.

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  17. 280 lbs of pure precious steel! oh my!

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  18. Ohhh how cute! (never thought that about a Judo champion before!) Love that he tried Jazz dance, bit of a career change there!

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  19. I think I now also have a petit crush. And I will never be able to picture him without jazz hands. Thanks.

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