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Marc-André Bergeron

Biographie

Marc-André Bergeron competed internationally for the first time in 2012. That year he earned his first international victory at the Canada Open in the 87kg event. In 2013, he made his debut at the World Taekwondo Championships where he advanced to the quarterfinals.

Bergeron enjoyed an extremely successful year in 2014, winning gold at the Pan American Championships and the Pan American Open to go with silver medals at the Canada Open, German Open and Commonwealth Championships. He also won bronze medals at the Swiss Open and Austrian Open.

He started 2015 off with bronze medals at the Canada Open and Dutch Open before earning a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto. Bergeron just missed out on qualifying for Rio 2016 when he placed third at the continental qualification tournament for the Olympic Games.

In 2017, Bergeron won gold in the +87kg event at the Commonwealth Championships. He had several notable podium performances in 2018, including a victory at the Presidents Cup (Pan Am Region) and a bronze medal at the Presidents Cup (Europe Region). He won the Pan Am Open in 2019.

Bergeron competed internationally just once in each of 2020 and 2021. In 2022, he returned to international podiums, earning silver at the French Open and bronzes at the Dominican Republic Open and Presidents Cup (Pan Am Region).

A Little More About Marc-André

 Getting into the Sport: His mother wanted him to practice a sport and took him to see a karate demonstration which he didn’t really like… When she told him about taekwondo, the word itself interested him and he started knowing nothing but that it was a martial art… Other Interests: Studied at Laval University… Enjoys watching and playing tennis… Odds and Ends: Role models include Olympians François Coulombe-Fortier and Sébastien Michaud…

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2015 – BRONZE (+80kg)

World Taekwondo Championships:  2022 – Rd of 32 (+87kg); 2019 – Rd of 16 (+87kg); 2017 – Rd of 64 (+87kg); 2015 – Rd of 16 (-87kg); 2013 – QFs (-87kg)

Pan American Championships: 2022 – QFs (+87kg); 2021 – PAR (+87kg); 2018 – PAR (+87kg); 2016 – BRONZE (+87kg); 2014 – GOLD (-87kg); 2012 – BRONZE (-87kg)