Date of birth: August 24, 1994
Weight division: -73 kg
Hometown: Jonquière, Quebec
Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Judo Club: Club de Judo de Jonquière
Personal Coach: Roger Tremblay
Training place: Judo Canada National Training Centre at INS-Québec in Montreal
National Team Coach: Michel Almeida
- 2016 – Fifth place at the Olympics Games in Rio
- 2015 & 2018 – Pan-American Champion
- 2017- First place at the Belgian Open Championships Visé
- Won four Pan American open
- Originally from Jonquiere, he first put on a judogi at the age of five because his parents were looking for a constructive outlet for their son’s energy.
- Antoine’s path led him to compete at the highest levels of judo. He won the Pan American Championships twice in 2015 and 2018 and also medaled at several international events.
- His highest achievement is a 5thplace at the Rio Olympic Games in the Summer of 2016.
- Following the 2017 World Championships, Antoine moved up weight categories from 66 kg to 73 kg.
- Antoine wants to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, fight to the best of his ability and hopefully bring a medal home!
- He is studying biochemistry at the Université du Québec in Montreal.
- In his free time, he enjoys playing video games.
- He has a brother and a sister who also do judo.
- He is a third-degree black belt.
- He is currently working to complete is NCCP level 3 course.
- He ran two half marathons
While traveling, Antoine loves playing video games. He defeated all of his teammates to win the epic Mario Tennis tournament in 2013 in Belorussia.
- Nicknames: Pedro, Bouchard
- Favorite food: Tourtière (French Canadian delicacy)
- Favorite TV show: Sons of Anarchy
- Hobby: Videos games – reading
- Phobia: Spiders
- Good luck charm: My Judo Canada Savi tracksuit vest
- Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream
- Hidden talents: Volley Ball
- Proudest accomplishment: Pursuing my studies while being a high-level athlete
- Favorite sports team : Canadiens de Montréal
- Facebook: Antoine Bouchard
- Twitter: @BouchardJudo
- Instagram: Bouchardjudo
For the entire list of Antoine’s results, please consult his JudoInside page: https://www.judoinside.com/judoka/69922/Antoine_Bouchard/judo-career
Photos cc Rafal Burza and Tom Taylor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/judo_canada/albums/72157699750969272
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