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Great Start for the Canadians ! 9 September 2023
As host nation of the Pan American and Oceania Championships 2023, Canada intends to showcase a mighty delegation at the event, which kicks off with the Cadet and Junior tournaments from September 8 to 10, at Calgary’s WinSport complex.
Cadet-aged athletes will take to the tatami on Friday to open the event, while junior-aged athletes will compete 24 hours later. Mixed team competitions in both categories will be held on Sunday to conclude the first weekend of exciting judo action at these Pan-American and Oceania Championships. Over one hundred athletes from a dozen countries will be present and participating in Calgary, the city which will also host the Senior class athletes’ competitions from September 15 to 17. “As host nation, I’m proud to have an exceptional delegation at this competition. This event promises to be a memorable moment for athletes, fans, and judo enthusiasts alike,” noted Nicolas Gill, General Manager and High-Performance Director of Judo Canada. “This will be a unique opportunity to celebrate our sport, strengthen ties between participating nations and promote the values of integrity, respect, and excellence that are at the very heart of judo. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to organizing this event, as well as our partners, sponsors and volunteers who make it all possible.” Judo Canada is proud to announce the Canadian athletes who have been selected in the Cadet and Junior categories. The country’s 38 judokas will be led by an experienced coaching team consisting of Ewan Beaton, Alexandre Emond, Jeremy Le Bris, Sasha Mehmedovic and Vitaly Polyansky, who between them have six Olympic Games appearances to their credit. The Canadian team that will take part in the Senior section of the competition will be announced on September 11. Girls – Cadet -44 kg Maria-Magdeleina Delye Québec -48kg Melody Grenier Québec -52 kg Leanna Au British Columbia -52 kg Laurence Gagnon Québec -57 kg Alyssa Tkachenko Ontario -63 kg Dakota Sanzana New Brunswick -70 kg Charline Bourque Québec -70 kg Nova Rotbart British Columbia -70 kg Marianna Karas Alberta +70 kg Frédérique Lavigne Québec Boys – Cadet -55 kg Loic Beaton Alberta -60 kg Luka Tsatsalashvili Ontario -60 kg Vincent Nepton Québec -66 kg Fahd Fithane Québec -66 kg Vincent Roberge-Poitras Québec -73 kg Elisey Sokolov Ontario -73 kg Nicolas Villa Manitoba -81 kg Yehor Paladii Ontario -90 kg Oleksansdr Kaplin Nova Scotia +90 kg Matys Rainville Québec Girls – Junior -48 kg Charlize-Isabelle Medilo Québec -48 kg Heidi Quach Québec -52 kg Evelyn Beaton Alberta -57 kg Catherine Toshkov Québec -57 kg Mahée Savoie New Brunswick -63 kg Sarah Ekosky Manitoba -70 kg Laurence Biron Québec -70 kg Rebeca Manaila Québec +78 kg Brandi Lingley New Brunswick Boys – Junior -60 kg Raphael Gaanan Québec -60 kg Daniil Kremerman Québec -66 kg Frédéric De Cardaillac Québec -73 kg Lasha Tsatsalashvili Ontario -73 kg Arthur Karpukov Québec -81 kg Jumber Meladze Ontario -81 kg Yehor Paladii Ontario -90 kg Alec Garand Québec +100 kg John Jr Messe A Bessong Québec For more information on the 2023 Pan American and Oceania Championships, click here. Be sure to check out amazing judo action, webcast live on judocanada.tv.