Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Judo’ Category

Why you need to know about Canada’s newest world champion

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Smooth as butter. That's probably how new world champion judoka Christa Deguchi would describe her first Olympic cycle on the Canadian national team. Deguchi was born in Nagano, Japan, and takes residence in Yamanashi, but her father's Canadian roots makes her eligible to compete for Canada.

Canada’s Valois-Fortier wins judo bronze at Grand Prix

Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Antoine Valois-Fortier

Antoine Valois-Fortier captured bronze in the men's 81-kilogram category at a Grand Prix event in Tbilisi, Georgia on Saturday. 

Canada’s Christa Deguchi scores gold at Judo Grand Slam in Russia

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Canada's Christa Deguchi will return home with a gold medal after her victory in the women's under-57 kilogram division at the International Judo Federation Grand Slam event in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Canada’s Jacob Valois wins judo gold at Asian Open

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Canadian judoka Jacob Valois won gold in the 66-kilogram class at the Asian Open on Saturday while fellow countryman Hakim Chala took bronze medal in the 60-kg event.

Canadian judoka Klimkait wins gold, progresses toward 2020 Olympic berth

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Jessica Klimkait of Whitby, Ont., put a damper on host Japan's attempt at a gold-medal sweep at the International Judo Federation Grand Slam event on Saturday in Osaka, prevailing in the women's under-57 kilogram division.

Christa Deguchi first-ever Canadian woman to medal at judo worlds

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Christa Deguchi of Lethbridge, Alta., became the first-ever Canadian woman to reach the podium at the judo world championships, winning bronze in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday.

Watch the 2018 world judo championships

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Watch live action from the 2018 world judo championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Action begins on Saturday at 2 a.m. ET with the men's 73kg and women's 57kg preliminaries.