If Stéfanie Tremblay has been on tatamis all over the world, she has her school friends to thank. When she was 11 years old in Chicoutimi, several girls from her class did judo. Stéfanie decided to give it a try and was instantly hooked.
Stéfanie is a big fan of music and movies, but above all, she loves travelling. Judo has been great to her, as she is constantly hopping on planes for competitions. She is, and has always been, passionate about the technical and tactical complexity of the sport.
The Concordia University athletic therapy student, who made it to the national team at the age of 19, moved to Montreal to train full time in 2009. When she arrived in the metropolis, she found inspiration in Marie- Hélène Chisholm, former Olympic athlete and coach for the Canadian female judo team. Stéfanie has always appreciated how Marie-Hélène knew how to instill a sense of confidence and determination in her from the start.
A three-time Continental Open gold medallist and four-time Canadian cham- pion, Stéfanie has set her sights on the Rio Games, and dreams of climbing all of the most prestigious podiums.
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