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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”.
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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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
Montreal, May 28, 2016 (Sportcom) – Saturday was a short day for the Canadian judokas competing at the Guadalajara World Masters, in Mexico. All three of them were eliminated after only one match. Quebec athlete Antoine Valois-Fortier, competing in the Under 81 kg class, was shown the door by Russian Sirazhudin Magomedov, 20th in the... Read the rest of “Tough Day for Canada”.
Montreal, May 27, 2016 (Sportcom) – Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard came close to getting her hands on a bronze medal this Friday in Mexico. The Quebec judoka, who’s preparing for the Rio Olympic Games, lost the fight for one of the Under 57 kg bronze medals at the World Masters competition in Guadalajara. Beauchemin-Pinard defeated Austrian Sabrina... Read the rest of “Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard Just off the Podium”.