Originally from Sept-Îles, Étienne Briand is a constantly improving athlete who took up judo at the age of seven. At the time, he hoped to one day be able to beat his father, a black belt.
Today, Etienne, who is pursuing studies in Math and Economics at the University of Montreal, has very different goals for himself. His main objective is to medal at the World Championships and Olympic Games.
What Étienne loves about judo, even more than the results, is the feeling of throwing an opponent on the tatami. To do that, he draws inspiration from his idol, boxing champion Mohamed Ali, whose determination he admires. When Étienne is not training or studying, he likes travelling, going to the movies and reading.
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