Gisèle Gravel

Inducted as a Builder in 2007

For exemplary devotion to the development of Judo in Canada










Distinguished career highlights include:


  • Involved in judo for more than 40 years
  • Pioneer of the advancement of women’s judo
  • One of the first four women in Quebec to get her black belt
  • First female head coach of a judo club in Quebec
  • First woman to be technical director of a judo club in Quebec
  • Promoted more than 65 black belts including 30 women
  • First woman member of Judo Québec Grading Committee
  • Former member of Judo Quebec Board of Director
  • Recipients of the 125th Anniversary of Canada Commemorative Medal
  • 2008, Received Ordre National du Quebec

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