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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”.

Tony Walby Eliminated by Toronto Games Champion

Montreal, September 10, 2016 – Ontario judoka Tony Walby was expecting to last longer into the Rio Paralympic Games. Unfortunately, he was ousted after his very first Under 90 kg match, saturday. Seventh place at the 2012 London Paralympic Games in the Over 100 kg, Walby bowed out to Argentinian Jorge Lencina, who claimed the... Read the rest of “Tony Walby Eliminated by Toronto Games Champion”.

One Win between Priscilla Gagné and a Bronze Medal

Montreal, September 8, 2016 – Canadian judoka Priscilla Gagné came very close to bringing home a Paralympic bronze medal this Thursday, at Rio’s Arena Carioca 3. In the end, she came in fifth in the Under 52 kg class. The 30-year-old Sarnia resident started out her day with a lost against Algerian Cherine Abdellaoui. Gagné lost by... Read the rest of “One Win between Priscilla Gagné and a Bronze Medal”.

Silver for Louis Krieber-Gagnon in Taiwan

Montreal, September 4, 2016 – Montrealer Louis Krieber-Gagnon is bringing home a silver medal from the Asian Open in Taipei, Taiwan this Sunday. After receiving a bye from the Under 90 kg opening round, Krieber-Gagnon eliminated Taiwan’s Hsieh Che-wei with an ippon. In the semi-finals, he also beat South Korean Kim Chan-ho, this time by a penalty. The... Read the rest of “Silver for Louis Krieber-Gagnon in Taiwan”.

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 ”.