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Antoine Valois-Fortier officially takes over as coach of the Senior National Team. The recently retired athlete and 2012 London Olympic bronze medallist will guide a revitalized team that is ready to embark on a new Olympic cycle leading to Paris and beyond.

He will lead a revamped coaching squad that will include, notably, the newcomer, Daniela Krukower from Argentina. Krukower, the 2003 World Champion, will be responsible for the junior and U23 judokas. “I am very happy to have Daniela join the Judo Canada coaching team! Her expertise and her strong work ethic will be a great asset,” said Antoine.

For more details about Antoine’s nomination and the new Judo Canada coaching team, you can consult the following article:

More good news. There will also be some changes on the administrative side of the federation. First, Émilie-Claude Leroux, previously National Office and National Training Centre Coordinator, will take on new challenges within the federation as Communication Coordinator. Her new role will be to support and promote the implementation of Judo Canada’s communication plan and to continue to work closely with events.

Finally, Judo Canada is pleased to welcome Zachary Pilling as National Office and Operations Assistant Coordinator. Zachary holds a Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa and worked for the Montreal Alouettes and Boccia Canada before joining Judo Canada. Zachary will be working on several projects related to supporting clubs and Judo Canada’s operational plan.

Please join us in welcoming them to the Judo Canada team!

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