Judo for Visually Impaired and Canadian Judoka at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Judo Canada are pleased to announce the athletes nominated to the 2012 Paralympic Judo team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games set for August 29 to September 9.
Judo Canada has nominated three athletes, all of whom won bronze medals at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, under the guidance of Head Coach Tom Thomson (Hometown: Ancaster, Ont., Residence: Brantford, Ont.)
The judo athletes are Justin Karn in 60kg (Hometown: Fergus, Ont., Residence: Kitchener, Ont.), Timothy Rees in -100kg (Hometown: Williams Lake, BC; Residence: Victoria, BC) and Tony Walby in 100+kg (Hometown: Ottawa, Ont., Residence: Ottawa, Ont.).
Paralympic Judo is a sport for athletes with a visual impairment. All three athletes will be looking for the podium in London in their first Paralympic appearances.