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2012 Olympics – Tcheumeo too strong for Cotton

August 2, 2012 by Admin

Montréal, August 2, 2012 – In what was the final day of competition for Canadian judokas at the ExCel Centre, Amy Cotton came up short of attaining Olympic glory, falling in the 1/16 final in the under 78 kg class to current World Champion, Audrey Tcheumeo. The Frenchwoman wasted no time in imposing her rhythm […]

2012 Olympics – Zupancic Halted by Olympic Champion with mere Seconds Remaining in Bout

August 1, 2012 by Admin

Montreal, August 1st 2012 (Sportcom) – The Canadian judokas in action on the London 2012 Olympic Games tatami today were unable to follow the medal trail left by teammate Antoine Valois-Fortier, yesterday’s bronze medallist in the Under 81 kg category.   Kelita Zupancic (Under 70 kg) and Alexandre Émond (Under 90 kg) were both eliminated […]

Antoine Valois-Fortier Earns Olympic Bronze Medal! 

July 31, 2012 by Admin

London, UK – July 31, 2012 (Sportcom) – After a twelve year wait, Antoine Valois-Fortier earned Canada another Olympic medal in Judo, Tuesday in the Under 81 kg category.  In the bronze medal final, the Beauport (Quebec) native beat out American judoka Travis Stevens, ranked 8th internationally.  Valois-Fortier’s medal is Canada’s first since Nicolas Gill’s […]

Postcard from Japan

June 20, 2012 by Admin

Submitted by John Huntley, Aberdeen Judo Academy Left Canada on Wednesday, April 25 for my bi-yearly trip to Japan to compete in the All Japan High Dan Tournament (Zen Nihon Kodansha Taikai) held at the Kodokan in Tokyo.  Sponsored by the All Japan Judo Federation, competition is restricted to Kodokan 5th dan & higher ranked […]

Gagné and Morin-Martel Each Grab Fifth in Buenos Aires

June 18, 2012 by Admin

Montreal, June 17, 2012 – In action on the tatami at the Buenos Aires Judo World Cup, Quebec’s Patrick Gagné and Alexis Morin-Martel both snapped up fifth place in each of their respective categories.    Patrick Gagné, 78th in international rankings in the Under 66 kg class, won his first bout in penalties against Brazil’s Adriano Araujo, prior […]