Antoine Valois-Fortier

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Antoine Valois-Fortier
Antoine Valois-Fortier Rio2016.jpg
Valois-Fortier at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s) Antonio, Tony[1]
Born (1990-03-13) 13 March 1990 (age 27)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 81 kg (179 lb) (2012)[1]
Sport
Sport Judo
Club Shidokan[1]
Coached by Nicolas Gill
Marie-Helene Chisholm
Sergio Pessoa Sr.[2]

Antoine Valois-Fortier (born 13 March 1990) is a Canadian judoka who won the bronze medal in the −81 kg category at the 2012 Olympics, becoming the first Canadian to win a medal in Olympic judo in twelve years and the fifth to win one in Canadian history.[1]

Career[edit]

Valois-Fortier entered the 2012 Olympics ranked 21st in the world in his weight class. He pulled off several upset victories, including a win over Olympic gold medalist Elnur Mammadli, to make the quarterfinals. He lost to Ivan Nifontov of Russia, but made the repechage and defeated Emmanuel Lucenti of Argentina to enter the bronze medal match against Travis Stevens, which he then won.[3] Valois-Fortier's win is Canada's first Olympic medal in Judo since 2000, which was a silver won by his coach Nicolas Gill, and only the fifth won by a Canadian in Olympic history.

At the 2016 Olympics he won his first two bouts, but then lost the third bout to the eventual gold medalist Khasan Khalmurzaev and the repechage match to a bronze medalist Takanori Nagase.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Antoine Valois-Fortier". Canadian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Antoine Valois-Fortier". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Brydon, James (31 July 2012). "Valois-Fortier Wins Bronze in Men's Judo". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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