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Alix Renaud-Roy, Étienne Briand Each Take Home Bronze

Montreal, August 28, 2016 – Team Canada’s judo squad will come home with two bronze medals from the European Judo Cup, which has just come to a close in Sarrebruck, Germany. Alix Renaud-Roy (Under 70 kg) and Étienne Briand (Under 81 kg) both were able to attain the third step of the podium in their respective categories this Sunday.... Read the rest of “Alix Renaud-Roy, Étienne Briand Each Take Home Bronze”.

Marie Besson Scores a Top-10 Finish

Montreal, August 27, 2016 –Montreal’s Marie Besson achieved Team Canada’s best result Saturday at the European Judo Cup in Sarrebruck, Germany. The 18 year-old athlete scored a seventh place finish in the Under 52 kg class. The day began well for the judoka, with a win through Ippon against France’s Patricia Fortel. However Besson’s good fortune... Read the rest of “Marie Besson Scores a Top-10 Finish ”.

Three Canadian Medallists in Romania

Montreal, August 21, 2016 – Team Canada’s Junior squad grabbed two silver and one bronze medal today, on the final day of Junior European Cup in Ploiesti, Romania. Judokas Emily Burt, (Under 63 kg) and Mina Coulombe, (Under 78 kg) each earned places on the second step of the podium, while Louis Krieber-Gagnon (Under 90... Read the rest of “Three Canadian Medallists in Romania”.

Jacob Valois Achieves Best Performance on European Soil

Montreal, August 20, 2016 – Six Canadian judokas took to the tatami representing Canada today, in Poliesti, Romania, during the Junior European Cup. At 18 years of age, Jacob Valois provided Canada with the team’s best result, earning a fifth place finish in the Under 66 kg class.   Starting his day with a pass,... Read the rest of “Jacob Valois Achieves Best Performance on European Soil”.

Kyle Reyes Eliminated After One Match

Montreal, August 10, 2016 – Kyle Reyes’s first Olympic experience came to an end after a single match, against two-time Olympic medallist and three-time World Champion, Henk Grol. Two minutes forty-four seconds into the bout, Grol, from the Netherlands, scored a kosoto-gake for an ippon to eliminate the Ontario judoka.  “I tried a new move,”... Read the rest of “Kyle Reyes Eliminated After One Match ”.

One Single Second Alters Kelita Zupancic’s Olympic Fate

Montreal, August 10, 2016 – Kelita Zupancic had her opponent, Austrian Bernadette Graf, pinned down to the ground. If she held her down for 15 seconds, she would score a waza-ari, tie the score, and take the match into overtime. After 14 seconds, Graf managed to get out of her hold. The scene played out... Read the rest of “One Single Second Alters Kelita Zupancic’s Olympic Fate”.

“I Didn’t Come All the Way Here for Seventh Place” – Antoine Valois-Fortier

Montreal, August 9, 2016 – A quarter-final loss to Russian Khasan Khalmurzaev haunted Antoine Valois-Fortier up until his repechage match in the Olympic Under 81 kg judo event. The Beauport judoka was still reeling from that defeat when he locked horns with the reigning world champion, Japanese Takanori Nagase. Valois-Fortier wasn’t able to hold his... Read the rest of ““I Didn’t Come All the Way Here for Seventh Place” – Antoine Valois-Fortier”.