Dominant French judoka who won seven gold medals at the World Judo Championships from 2007 to 2014 and won his first Olympic gold medal in 2012. He received the RTL Champion of Champions award in 2008.
He grew up in France and played soccer and basketball as a child. He switched to judo due to the fact that he preferred to play an individual sports.
He became the first male judoka ever to win seven gold medals at the World Judo Championships.
He has a child named Eden. He has siblings named Laure and Natasha.
He and the United States' Kayla Harrison are both World Judo Champions.