Kyle Reyes

Date of birth: October 10, 1993

Weight division: 100 kg

Height: 183 cm

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Residence: Tokyo, Japan

First Judo Club: Gunma Chuohchu (Japan)

Training place: Japan Racing Association

Personal coach: Masahiro Goto

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2016 – Paris Grand Slam – Silver medallist
  • 2014– Tyumen Grand Slam – Silver medallist
  • 2013 – Tokyo Grand Slam – Silver medallist
  • 2013 – Junior World Champion

 

BIO

  • Born in Brampton, Ontario but has lived in Japan since he was 2 years old.

 

  • Started practising judo in high school, at the age of 12. Quickly found that he was a natural, and that he loved the feeling of throwing his opponents to the ground. His progress has been stellar since.

 

  • Rank fifth in the 2012 Tokyo Grand Slam at 19-year-old.

 

  • Became Junior World Champion in the under 100 kg category in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2013.

 

  • He reached his first major international achievement at senior level: a silver medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam. The following year brought him another silver medal, this time in Tyumen, Russia.

 

  • In 2016, he climbed again the second step of the podium this time at the prestigious Paris Grand Slam and qualified for his first Olympic Games in Rio.

 

  • Lives in Tokyo, Japan, and trains under coach Masahiro Goto at the Japan Racing Association.

 

  • His greatest dream is to win an Olympic gold.

 

VARIOUS

  • He has an English literature degree from Nihon University.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Nickname: Kaya-Chan
  • Favourite food: Lasagna
  • Favourite TV show: The Walking Dead
  • Hobby: Shopping
  • Phobia: Cockroach
  • Good luck charm: Having no good luck charm is his good luck charm
  • Guilty Pleasure: Doing nothing on his day off
  • Hidden talents: Speaks Japanese well
  • Proudest accomplishment: Graduating University
  • Favourite sports team: Judo Canada
  • Favourite music: Avicii

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Facebook: Kyle Reyes
  • Instagram: kyle_reyes

 

For the entire list of Kyle’s results, please consult his JudoInside page:   https://www.judoinside.com/judoka/87201/Kyle_Reyes/judo-career

 

Photos cc Rafal Burza and Tom Taylor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/judo_canada/albums/72157697123193260

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