Training place: Judo Canada National Training Centre at INS-Québec in Montreal
National Team Coach: Michel Almeida
2013 Cadet World Champion (81 kg)
2017 Champion of the Jeux de la Francophonie
2017 placed 7th at the Tokyo Grand Slam
Swimming was the first sport Louis Krieber-Gagnon tried, but because he never really showed much interest in it, his parents decided to change things up and took him to the Shidokan Judo Club, which was around the corner from the family’s home. Judo was a sport the 6-year-old was excited about.
Louis loves everything about judo, and his passion for the sport is without a doubt part of what has made him such a formidable opponent.
He has enormous admiration for athletes who have fought their way to the top of their sport. The judokas he looks up to the most are Antoine Valois-Fortier and Nicolas Gill.
It did not take long for the Montreal native to shine on the international scene. He finished in fifth place in the -73 kg weight class at his first major international competition, the Kiev Cadet World Championships in 2011. Two years later, in Miami, he became Cadet World Champion in the -81 kg category.
As part of his steady evolution as an athlete, Louis aims to compete and medal in the Olympic Games in 2020.
Louis is currently pursuing a certification in management at HEC Montreal business school.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, relaxing and eating.
Nickname: Cousin, LKG
Favourite food: Pesto Pasta
Favourite TV show: Game of Thrones and The Simpsons