Kyle Reyes started practicing judo in high school, at the age of 12. The Toronto native quickly found that he was a natural, and that he loved the feeling of throwing his opponents to the ground. His progress has been stellar since.
After ranking fifth in the 2012 Grand Slam, Kyle became junior world champion in the Under 100 kg category in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2013. A few weeks later, he reached his first major international achievement at senior level: a silver medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam. The following year brought him another silver medal, this time in Tyumen, Russia.
In 2016, Kyle climbed onto the second step of the podium at the prestigious Grand Slam of Paris and qualified for his first Olympic Games in Rio.
Kyle lives in Tokyo, Japan, and trains under coach Michiaki Kamochi at the Japan Racing Association. His greatest dream is to win an Olympic gold. He has an English literature degree from Nihon University.
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