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We Salute Excellence

We, at Judo Canada, are proud to have brought home a bronze medal in the sport of judo, and to have proudly participated in the overall success of the Canadian Olympic team at the London Summer Olympics 2012.


I would like to congratulate Antoine Valois-Fortier for his extraordinary performance, and for his remarkable victory. He demonstrated confidence, character, talent, and control throughout the day of his win— during all of the 6 progressive matches …..till the crowning glory of the bronze medal.


Antoine….you are a hero and a role model for the upcoming generation of judo talent. We congratulate your accomplishment and honor your day on the podium.


To the Olympic judo team….we salute your efforts, your dedication and your loyalties in your quest for personal best.

Thank you……


Joliane Melancon

Kelita Zupancic 

Amy Cotton

Sergio Pessoa

Sasha Mehmedovic

Nic Tritton

Alexandre Emond



To the judo coaches… we applaud your persistence, your dedicated attention, your confidence, and your guidance along the road to London 2012.

Thank you….


Nicolas Gill (head coach)

Sergio Pessoa (assistant coach)

Marie-Helene Chisholm (assistant coach)





Vincent Grifo

President / CEO – Judo Canada