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

Judo project hopes ‘gentle’ sport can help reform police training

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

The judo project is, by any account, an outside-the-box idea. Because the sport, known by insiders as "the gentle way" of martial arts, has little emphasis on striking and is considered less violent than some of its brethren, some leaders in judo, and in policing, saw an opportunity to use the discipline to rethink officer training.

Shady El Nahas’ gold completes successful weekend for Canadian judokas in Georgia

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Canada’s Shady El Nahas clinched men’s under 100–kilogram gold at a judo Grand Slam event in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. 

Shady El Nahas collects Canada’s 4th medal at judo Grand Slam in Hungary

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Canada wrapped up the judo Grand Slam in Budapest, Hungary with a fourth medal, courtesy Shady El Nahas, who beat Russia's Arman Adamian for bronze in an under 100-kilogram match on Sunday.

Canadian judoka Valois-Fortier, Margelidon earn Grand Slam silver, bronze

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Quebec City judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier earned his second Grand Slam medal of the season on Saturday with a silver-medal performance in the 81 kg division while Canadian teammate Arthur Margelidon picked up bronze in the 73 km bracket in Budapest, Hungary.

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.