Date of birth: June 26, 1994
Weight division: 63 kg Height: 161 cm
Hometown: Saint-Hubert, Québec
Residence: Montréal, Québec
Judo Club: Club de Judo de Saint-Hubert inc. Personal Coach: Frédéric Féréal
Training place: Judo Canada National Training Centre – INS-Québec
National Team Coach: Sasha Mehmedovic
- 2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, bronze medalist
- 2020 Pan American Champion
- 2015 World Championships, 5th (57 kg)
- 2014 Grand Slam Tyumen, gold medalist (57 kg)
- 2014 Juniors World Championships, bronze medalist (57 kg)
- 2013 Junior World Championships, silver medalist (57 kg)
When Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard was a child, her sister played soccer and her brother practised another martial art, but Catherine wanted a sport of her own. One day in class, she read something about Nicolas Gill and his passion for judo and that’s all it took for her to know she had found what she was looking for. That’s how, at the age of nine, she started her life on the tatami. She was inspired first by Isabel Latulippe, an athlete from her own club, and then by the Olympic performances of Nicolas Gill, Marie-Hélène Chisholm, and Antoine Valois-Fortier. Catherine’s result includes a Junior World Championship silver medal in 2013, followed by a bronze in 2014. She is the only Canadian two-time Junior World medalist. In 2015, she finished fifth at the World Championships. Catherine qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, her great results leading to the games lead her to be ranked top 8 in the world in 2016. After the 2017 World Championships, Catherine moved up a weight class to 63 kg. In her new category, Catherine was crowned Pan-American champion in 2019 and 2020 and won the gold medal at the 2021 Grand Slam Tbilisi, to name a few achievements.
For the entire list of Catherine’s results, please consult her JudoInside page.