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Sasha Mehmedovic

Sasha Mehmedovic Brazil 2009


Sasha was borned in Pancevo, Serbia. He started judo at the age of 8 when he moved to Canada in 1993. As many members of the Judo High Performance Program, he was initially involved in the sport through his father who was himself a judoka in his native Serbia. The Olympic dream took form in Sasha imagination in 1996 while watching the Atlanta’s Olympics games on television. His family and his girlfriend have been great support in his quest to participate to the Games. His father has been particularly present since the beginning of his career, always there to help and guide him through the bad and the good days.  He gives also credit to his coaches and training partners for his present and future success. Finally, when he is not training, Sasha likes to spend time with his girlfriend and friends. He also finds times to study in the hope of becoming a teacher one day.


Canadian men win silver in San Jose

Montréal, April 21, 2013 — The Canadian men’s judo squad beat the American team in the semi-finals to reach the gold medal match at the Pan-American Judo Championships, Sunday, in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the grand finale, the Canadians succumbed to the Brazilians, who took home top honours. To reach the finals, big performances... Read the rest of “Canadian men win silver in San Jose”.

Pan-American Championships : Patrick Gagné strikes for silver medal

Montréal, April 21, 2013 – In his first ever Pan-American Judo Championships at the senior level, Quebecer Patrick Gagné came away with a silver medal in the under 66 kg class, Saturday night, in San Jose, Costa Rica. “I came in with the goal of winning a medal today, Gagné mentioned. The table really opened... Read the rest of “Pan-American Championships : Patrick Gagné strikes for silver medal”.

Kelita Zupancic crowned Pan-American Champion

Canadians claim six medals on opening day Montréal, April 19, 2013 – Ontarian Kelita Zupancic took home top honours, Friday night, at the Pan-American Championships taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica. Participating in the under 70 kg category, the 22-year-old athlete led the Canadian contingent, which amassed six medals on the first day of... Read the rest of “Kelita Zupancic crowned Pan-American Champion”.

2013 World Championship Selection-TEAM CANADA

April 15, 2013 – Judo Canada is proud to announce the athletes selected for the 2013 World Championships, which will take place from August 26-31, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Hommes     Standard Femmes     Standard M-60kg Pessoa Sergio B F-57kg Melancon Joliane A M-66kg Gagné Patrick A F-57kg Tremblay Stefanie... Read the rest of “2013 World Championship Selection-TEAM CANADA”.

2013 Pan-Am Championships-TEAM CANADA

 March 15, 2013 – Judo Canada is proud to announce the athletes’ selected for the 2013 Pan-American Championships, which will take place on April 18-21, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Men                                                                                      Women 55 Benjamin   Daviau         60 Nicolas   DiBartolo     48 Jessica   Klimkait 66 Patrick   Gagné... Read the rest of “2013 Pan-Am Championships-TEAM CANADA”.


1.70 m
Birth date
March 18th, 1985
Toronto, Ontario
Montréal, Québec
Training place
Centre National d’Entraînement, Shidokan, Montréal
Personal trainers
Nicolas Gill and Sergio Pessoa Sr
National team trainers
Nicolas Gill and Sergio Pessoa Sr