Kyle Reyes

Biographie

Before his 20th birthday, Kyle Reyes was already making a name for himself on the senior international scene with his fifth place finish at the Tokyo Grand Slam in December 2012. Ten months later he won 100kg gold at the world junior championships, becoming Canada’s first ever world junior champion judoka and the country’s first male medallist at the global competition since 1992. He followed that up with his first Grand Slam medal, a silver, in Tokyo in December 2013. Reyes has earned two more Grand Slam medals since then, taking silver in Tyumen in July 2014 and silver in Paris in February 2016. He has competed at two editions of the senior world championships, reaching the round of 32 in 2014 and 2015. He stood on the podium at back-to-back Pan American Championships, winning bronze in 2015 and silver in 2016.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Roscoe Reyes and Heather Mathieso… Siblings Shayla and Cyelle… Getting into the Sport: Began training in judo at age 13 after his friend introduced him to the sport… Loved the feeling of throwing his opponents to the ground… Outside Interests: Enjoys snowboarding in the offseason… Graduated from Nihon University’s English Literature program in March 2016…

Faits saillants olympiques

Jeux Sport Épreuve Rang
2016 RioJudo100kg - Men33

Palmarès international

Olympic Games: 2016 - 33rd

Pan American Championships: 2016 – SILVER; 2015 – BRONZE

IJF World Championships: 2015 – Rd of 32; 2014 – Rd of 32

IJF World Championships (junior): 2013 – GOLD