21 Jun 2022, MONTREAL: Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) and Judo Canada announced a nine (4 women and 5 men) member Judo team for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday.
Judo Team of Canada
Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (Women’s under 63kg category)
- Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Currently ranked fifth in the IJF ranking list.
Christa Deguchi (Women’s under 57kg category)
- Winner of 12 medals including nine golds at Grand Slams and Grand Prix events.
- Gold medal at the 2019 World Championships
- Bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships.
Kelly Deguchi (Women’s under 52 kg category)
- Bronze medal at the 2022 Pan American Oceania Championships
Coralie Godbout (Women’s
Shady El Nahas (Men’s under 100kg category)
- Fifth place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- Fifth place at the 2021 World Championships.
- 2022 Pan American Oceania Champion
- Currently ranked third on the IJF ranking list.
Kyle Reyes (Men’s under 100kg category)
- Four-time Pan American Championships medallist (Champion in 2021)
- six-time medallist on the IJF World Tour.
- Former Junior World Champion.
François Gauthier-Drapeau (Men’s under 81kg category)
- Bronze medal at the 2022 Pan American Oceania Championships.
- Currently ranked 12th on the IJF ranking list.
Keagan Young (Men’s under 90 kg category)
- Bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships 2017.
- Bronze medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Marc Deschenes (Men’s 100+ kg category)
- Bronze medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2021.
- Two-time Pan American Championships medallist.
- Silver medallist at the Pan American Games.
Head Coach, Antoine Valois-Fortier will lead the Team Canada in Judo at Birmingham 2022.
The judo competition, which includes 14 events (seven for men and seven for women) will take place over three days at the Coventry Arena in Coventry, England, from 1st to 3rd August 2022.