Arthur Margelidon

Date of birth: October 12, 1993

Weight division: 73 kg

Height: 180 cm

Hometown: Paris, France

Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Current Judo Club: Shidokan

Training place: Judo Canada National Training Centre at INS-Québec in Montreal

National Team Coach: Michel Almeida




  • 2018 – IJF World Masters – Silver medallist
  • 2017 – Grand Slam Tokyo – Silver medallist
  • 2016 – Pan American Champion



  • He started judo when he was 6 years old, encouraged by his father, who himself has been a passionate judoka his entire life.


  • Arthur enjoys the sport because it allows him to push his limits and forces him to constantly improve.


  • Arthur qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, unfortunately he broke his wrist during training shortly before the event and could not participate in the games.


  • Arthur is particularly proud of his silver medal at the 2017 Grand Prix in Hohhot and of having defeated the two-time world champion and Olympic medallist Riki Nakaya.


  • 2018 was a successful year for Arthur, he won two bronze medals in Grand Prix (Cancun and Budapest) and two 5th place finishes at the Paris and Tokyo Grand Slam.


  • His goal is to win a medal at the upcoming World Championships and Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.



  • Studies Kinesiology at l’Université de Montréal
  • He loves playing hockey, he often plays with his friends when he has free time.
  • Loves to play videos games



  • Nickname: Arthy
  • Favourite food: Japanese food, sushi especially
  • Favourite TV show: Two and a half men, Friends
  • Hobby: Hockey
  • Phobia: Height and being stuck in a small space
  • Good luck charm: my belt knot
  • Guilty Pleasure: Sugar
  • Hidden talents: make the best Instagram stories within the national team athletes
  • Proudest accomplishment: Qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics Games
  • Favourite sports team:  Canadiens de Montréal
  • Favourite music: Frank Sinatra & Country



  • Facebook: Arthur Margelidon
  • Twitter: @JudoMargelidon
  • Instagram: a.margelidon



For the entire list of Arthur’s results, please consult his JudoInside page:


Photos cc Rafal Burza and Tom Taylor:




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