April 24, 1972 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb) (2004)|
|Rank||)Shichidan (7th dan|
|Now coaching||Antoine Valois-Fortier|
Nicolas Gill (born April 24, 1972 in Montreal, Quebec) is a judoka from Canada, who won two Olympic medals in his career. He 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. A mild controversy developed after it was revealed that Gill had made comments in favour of Quebec separatism, and had voted yes in the 1995 Quebec referendum.
- "Nicolas Gill". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- Shidokan Judo Club
- "Judoka Nicolas Gill selected to carry the Canadian flag at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens". Canadian Olympic Committee. 19 July 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- UQAM | Entrevues | En route vers ses 5es Jeux olympiques
- Brydon, James (2012-07-31). "Valois-Fortier Wins Bronze in Men's Judo". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2012-07-31.