Swimming was the first sport Louis Krieber- Gagnon tried, but because he never really showed much interest in it, his parents decided to change things up and take him to Club Shidokan, which was a stone’s throw from the family’s home. Now judo was a sport the 6-year-old was excited about.
Louis loves everything about judo, and his passion for the sport is without a doubt part of what has made him such a formidable opponent. It didn’t take very long for the Montreal native to shine on the international scene: At his first major international competition, the Kiev Cadet World Championships, in 2011, he came in fifth in the under 73 kg class. Two years later, at the Miami Cadet World Championships, he snatched the under 81 kg gold.
As part of his steady evolution as an athlete, Louis aims to make the podium at the Junior World Championships. A longer- term goal of his is to compete and medal in the Olympic Games. He has enormous admiration for athletes who have fought their way to the top of their sport. The judokas he looks up to the most are Antoine Valois-Fortier and Nicolas Gill. In his free time, Louis is a college human sciences student at CEGEP Maisonneuve. He also enjoys spending time with friends, kicking back, and eating.
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