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Broken Bone Rules Arthur Margelidon Out of Olympics

Montreal, July 26, 2016 – Some dramatic news for Arthur Margelidon, who had gotten his name on a ticket to represent Canada at the Under 73 kg judo competition in Rio. After breaking the head of his radial bone, the Montrealer will have to sit out this edition of the Olympic Games. Margelidon was trying... Read the rest of “Broken Bone Rules Arthur Margelidon Out of Olympics”.

Disappointing Silver for Marc Deschênes

Montreal, July 3, 2016 – Marc Deschênes made it to the second step of the podium in the Under 100 kg division at the San Salvador Pan American Open this Sunday. A bye from the opening round, made up of six competitors, landed the Laval athlete directly in the semi-final round. Deschênes, ranked 51st in the world... Read the rest of “Disappointing Silver for Marc Deschênes”.

More Medals for Canada!

Montreal, July 2, 2016 – This Saturday, Canada added even more medals to its collection, with three silvers and four bronzes at the Pan American Junior Championships in Cordoba, Argentina, and a silver and a bronze at the San Salvador Pan American Open. “I am very happy with our athletes’ performances today,” said coach Jean-Pierre... Read the rest of “More Medals for Canada! ”.

Eleven Podiums for Canada in Argentina

Montreal, July 1, 2016 – Canadian judokas had quite a fruitful day this Friday at the Cadet Pan American Championships in Cordoba, Argentina. The first day of the competition brought the country a total of eleven medals. “It’s been a great day for our country,” rejoiced national junior and cadet coach, Jean-Pierre Cantin, very satisfied... Read the rest of “Eleven Podiums for Canada in Argentina”.

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”.