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Canadian Judo Team Nominated for Rio 2016

MONTREAL (June 28, 2016) – On Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Judo Canada named the eight athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in judo at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. The eight athletes named to the team are Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (-57kg), Antoine Bouchard (-60kg), Ecaterina Guica (-52kg), Arthur Margelidon (-73kg), Sergio Pessoa Jr(-60kg), Kyle Reyes (-100kg), Antoine Valois-Fortier (-81kg) and Kelita Zupancic (-70kg).... Read the rest of “Canadian Judo Team Nominated for Rio 2016”.

Judo Canada Nominates Two Athletes for Selection to Team Canada for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

MONTREAL, June 28, 2016 – Judo Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that Montreal-based Priscilla Gagné and Tony Walby of Ottawa have been nominated for selection to Team Canada for this September’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Priscilla Gagné will compete in Rio at her first Paralympic Games. She is off to a strong start in 2016 with... Read the rest of “Judo Canada Nominates Two Athletes for Selection to Team Canada for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games”.

Kelita Zupancic Snatches the Gold

Montreal, June 12, 2016 – Canadian judoka Kelita Zupancic stepped up onto the highest step of the podium at the European Cup in Celje, Slovenia, after logging a perfect record in the Under 70 kg competition. The Whitby athlete was the only woman fighting for Canada on the last day of the competition. She dished out... Read the rest of “Kelita Zupancic Snatches the Gold”.

Silver for Klimkait and Bronze for Beauchemin-Pinard

Montreal, June 11, 2016 – This Saturday was the first day of the European Cup, the last competition before the Rio Games for some of Canada’s judokas. Two Maple Leafers stepped up onto the podium in Celje, Slovenia, both in the Under 57 kg division. Jessica Klimkait got her hands on the silver, while Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard... Read the rest of “Silver for Klimkait and Bronze for Beauchemin-Pinard”.

Seventh Place for Renaud-Roy

Montreal, June 5, 2016 – The second day of the European Judo Open in Madrid, Spain, was no easier for Canadian judokas than the first. On Sunday, Alix Renaud-Roy finished the Under 70 kg competition in seventh place, while Étienne Briand didn’t rank in the Under 81 kg class. After starting out the day with a bye... Read the rest of “Seventh Place for Renaud-Roy”.

Tough Day for Canada

Montreal, June 4, 2016 – Maple Leafers certainly fell short of their own expectations this Saturday at the European Open in Madrid, Spain. None of the Canadian athletes ranked in the competition, after they were all eliminated after their first match. After receiving a bye from the Under 57 kg opening round, Whitby’s Jessica Klimkait... Read the rest of “Tough Day for Canada”.

Canada Low on Results

Montreal, May 29, 2016 – New Brunswick judoka Andrew Vienneau came in seventh place in the Over 90 kg class this Sunday at the European Cadet Cup in Coimbra, Portugal. In the opening round, Vienneau swiftly disposed of Portuguese Henrique Ferreira with an ippon. He lost his second match, also by ippon, to Spanish Luis Alberto Bodalo Mateo, who would go... Read the rest of “Canada Low on Results”.