France's Teddy Riner, the biggest star in judo, won the men's over-100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing.
The 23-year-old Riner defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anticlimactic final in which he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight, except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform, and was booed by the crowd.
Riner dropped to his knees after the victory before hugging Mikhaylin.
Riner has a record five world championships and won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On Friday, Riner used both throwing and grappling techniques to win his early fights with several match-ending ippon scores.
Bronze medals were won by Germany's Andreas Toelzer and Brazil's Rafael Silva.
In the women's division, Idalys Ortiz of Cuba won the women's over-78-kilogram judo gold, improving on the bronze she won in Beijing.
Ortiz defeated Japan's Mika Sugimoto in a cagey, drawn-out final with little action in...