Ecaterina Guica

Date of birth: October 9, 1993

Weight division : 52 kg

Height: 165 cm

Hometown: La Prairie, Quebec

Residence: Montreal, Quebec

First Judo Club: Club de Judo olympique

Current Judo Club: Club judokas Jonquière inc.

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

National Team Coach: Sasha Mehmedovic

Photos cc Rafal Burza & Tom Taylor: Album Ecaterina Guica



  • 2019 – Grand Prix Hohhot – Bronze medalist
  • 2018 – Grand Prix Budapest – Bronze medalist
  • 2017 – Grand Prix Hohhot – Silver medalist
  • 4-time Pan American Championships medalist



  • Ecaterina Guica started practising judo at the age of five, when her father Catalin, a former three-time Romanian champion, opened his own club. Ecaterina’s passion for the sport is fuelled by her love of competing. She also loves the spectacular aspects of the sport, especially throwing, and the possibility of “pursuing a dream bigger than yourself.”



  • She is studying psychology at Concordia University
  • Ecaterina aims to climb onto the podium at a Grand Prix and a Grand Slam, reaching the top 5 in the World Championships and participating at the next Olympic Games.



  • Nickname: Caté
  • Favourite food: French fries
  • Favourite TV show: The Office
  • Phobia: Insects
  • Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate
  • Good Luck Charm: Tournament socks
  • Proudest accomplishment: Making the Olympic Team in 2016
  • Favourite sports team: Habs




For the entire list of Ecaterina’s results, please consult her JudoInside page.



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