Congratulations to Nicolas Gill who along side Joy Ward-Fera in the athlete category, and with Builders Sandrine Charron and Abdul Shaikh, are the 2015 class of inductees to be inducted into the Canada Games Hall of Honour.
Gill is recognized as the best judoka in Canadian Judo history, with two medals at the Olympics and three at world championships. Since his retirement in 2004, Gill has committed himself to help develop high level judo athletes in Canada. He has been National Head Coach since 2005 and, High Performance Director and National Head coach since 2009 developing athletes such as Antoine Valois-Fortier, who won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Games.
Gill, who twice won an Olympic medal in his career, first did so at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he won the bronze medal in the middleweight (86 kg) division. Eight years later, when Sydney hosted the Summer Olympics, Gill captured the silver medal in the men’s half-heavyweight (100 kg) category. He competed in four consecutive Olympics, starting in 1992. Gill was Canada’s flag bearer in the opening ceremony at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
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