Antoine Bouchard

Date of birth: August 24, 1994

Weight division: -73 kg

Height: 5’9’’

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

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

 

ATHLETE’S BIO

  • 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!

 

 

VARIOUS:

  • 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

 

ANECDOTE:

While traveling, Antoine loves playing video games. He defeated all of his teammates to win the epic Mario Tennis tournament in 2013 in Belorussia.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • 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

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • 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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