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 the Shidokan Judo Club, which was around the corner from the family’s home. 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 did not take long for the Montreal native to shine on the international scene. He finished in fifth place in the -73kg weight class at his first major international competition: the Kiev Cadet World Championships in 2011. Two years later in Miami, he became Cadet World Champion in the -81kg category.
As part of his steady evolution as an athlete, Louis aims to compete and medal in the Olympic Games in 2020. 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.
Louis is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management and in his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family.
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