Judo Worlds: Antonie Valois-Fortier wins -81 kg bronze
Antoine Valois-Fortier won bronze in the -81 kg category on Wednesday at the Judo World Championships in Tokyo.
The Quebec native defeated Luka Maisuradze of Georgia to win the medal.
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Valois-Fortier has won two medals previously at the World Championships, a silver in 2014 and a bronze in 2015.
Etienne Briand also competed in the -81 kg category, but lost his third match to Egypt’s Mohamed Abdelaal.
On the women’s side, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard was unable to advance past her first match in the -63 kg category.
This is Canada’s second medal of the tournament, after Christa Deguchi won gold yesterday in the women’s -57 kg weight class.