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A Gold and Two Bronzes for Canada

Montreal, October 15, 2016 – Jessica Klimkait (Under 57 kg) delivered an outstanding performance in the European Open of Glasgow, Great Britain, this Saturday, finishing the competition on the first step of the podium. Meanwhile, Bradley Langlois and Zachary Burt both put their hands on bronze medals, in the Under 73 kg and Under 90 kg respectively.... Read the rest of “A Gold and Two Bronzes for Canada”.

Judo Canada: New Chief Executive Officer Steps Up

Montreal, October 13, 2016 – After a prolific career as a judoka, and more than ten years as part of the National Team’s coaching squad, Nicolas Gill is now stepping a little further away from the tatami. Gill officially stepped into a new role as Judo Canada’s Interim Chief Executive Officer as of last Tuesday. ... Read the rest of “Judo Canada: New Chief Executive Officer Steps Up”.

Alix Renaud-Roy Brings Home the Bronze from Serbia

Montreal, October 9, 2016 – Alix Renaud-Roy was the best-placed Canadian in Belgrade, Serbia’s European Judo Cup this Sunday, walking away with an Under 70 kg bronze medal around her neck. Renaud-Roy’s day began with an ippon victory over Serbian Katarina Denic. In her next match, two penalties tipped the scale in favour of Bosnian Aleksandra Samardzic. “My... Read the rest of “Alix Renaud-Roy Brings Home the Bronze from Serbia”.

Emily Burt Top Five in Serbia

Montreal, October 8, 2016 – Emily Burt was the best-placed Canadian judoka in Belgrade, Serbia’s European Cup this Saturday. She came in fifth in the Under 53 kg class. Burt started out her day with an ippon victory over Polish Dominika Blach. Her second bout saw her beat Croatian Maja Blagojevic by waza-ari. In her last preliminary round... Read the rest of “Emily Burt Top Five in Serbia”.

Warren Seib Just Shy of the Bronze Match

Montreal, October 1, 2016 – Even if his goal was to fight for a medal, Canadian Warren Seib was quite happy with his experience in the Under 73 kg class at the European Judo Cup of Tampere, Finland, Saturday. After beginning the day with a win by ippon over Finnish Arttu Maatta, he went on... Read the rest of “Warren Seib Just Shy of the Bronze Match”.

Short Day for Canadians in Croatia

Montreal, September 25, 2016 – Three athletes were representing Canada at the judo Grand Prix of Zagreb, Croatia, between Friday and Sunday this week. But the competition didn’t last very long for Zachary Burt, Étienne Briand and Jessica Klimkait. Coach Michel Almeida noted that the three judokas are beginners in their respective divisions. While 19-year-old Klimkait is still a... Read the rest of “Short Day for Canadians in Croatia”.

Briand and Burt Fifth in Tallinn

Montreal, September 11, 2016 – Étienne Briand, from Quebec, and Zachary Burt, from Ontario, both came in fifth in their respective weight classes in the European Judo Open of Tallinn, Estonia. Briand, who in 2016 moved up to the Under 81 kg from the Under 73 kg division, is slowly climbing the rungs of the international ranking.... Read the rest of “Briand and Burt Fifth in Tallinn”.