Priscilla Gagné received several diagnoses for her vision before specialists discovered she had retinitis pigmentosa. The condition never stopped Priscilla from doing sports.
The 30-year-old athlete had done karate for a long time before she decided to try judo, in 2008. She took an interest in the sport because of its growing international presence at Paralympic level, but she also loves the culture of judo, whose teachings can be applied both in sport and in life. After her fourth competition, Priscilla broke her foot and had to stay off the tatami until 2013. When she started competing again, she spared no effort to qualify for her first Paralympic experience.
Priscilla attended Rhema Bible College, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Everest College in Barrie, Ontario, and now she intends to keep training and improving, so she can honour Canada with medals from international competitions.
One of Priscilla’s idols is her coach, Nathalie Gosselin. She says she admires Nathalie’s determination, dedication, and intensity at work
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