The adventure started 3 years ago, when the most titled judoka Teddy Riner became world champion in Rio de Janeiro! Yann L’Hénoret followed Teddy Riner since 2013 and filmed the champion everywhere during training. The champion has been training very hard for the last 3 years to win the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

“Dans l’ombre de Teddy Riner” unveils the intimacy of the charismatic sportsman, as well as his doubts, his fears, his ambition, his determination, all that is going on outside the tatami mat!
Besides, for the special night of the Games opening, the champion’s last two months training will be televised in a final version of the documentary, televised on the 5th of August.


  • Airing time: Sunday May 22nd at 20.55h
  • Broadcasting channel: Canal +
  • Producer : Black Dynamite
  • Format : 110 minutes