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London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Antoine Valois-Fortier back in action

18 May 2017 10:15

 IJF Media Department    JudoHeroes
Antoine Valois-Fortier

Two-time world medallist Valois-Fortier, from Quebec City, has finished third and seventh at the Olympics and second and third at the World Championships. The 27-year-old took time out after the Olympics to have surgery on his left hip and returned to training in April.

“My time out allowed me to get a lot healthier and to rest my head after the last Olympic cycle so I could be hungrier this time around,” said Valois-Fortier.

 “My short-term goal is the Worlds. Russia is a good opportunity to get back in shape and to train and compete with top athletes.”

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Antoine Valois-Fortier of Canada won the Olympic Games bronze in London 2012, in Rio he finished seventh. He won his first IJF Grand Prix in 2015 in Mongolia. Valois-Fortier fought in the 2014 World Championships final against Tchrikishvili and took bronze in 2015. He won 17 World Cup medals, but also lost 7 of 9 finals.

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  • Nicolas Gill (CAN), Antoine Valois-Fortier (CAN) - 2016 Olympic Games day 4 Judo U81kg & U63kg (2016, BRA) - © Canada Olympic Committee
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