Antoine Valois-Fortier
  • Born: 03/13/1990
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 81kg
  • Birthplace: Quebec, QC

Antoine Valois-FortierAntoine Valois-Fortier was a fresh face on the international scene when he won a bronze medal in the 81kg class while making his Olympic debut at London 2012. In doing so, he became the first Canadian judoka to earn an Olympic medal since the Sydney 2000 Games where his coach Nicolas Gill was a silver medallist. Since then, Valois-Fortier has become a two-time world championship medallist, taking silver in 2014 and bronze in 2015.

Valois-Fortier had competed at his first world championships in 2011. He won the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. Valois-Fortier also won back-to-back silver medals at the Pan American Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Valois-Fortier’s father has a black belt in judo and all three of his sisters have also been involved in the sport.

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Movies, video games, and have fun with friends.


Laurence, Béatrice and Alice Valois-Fortier

College/ University (year graduated):

Cegep André Laurendeau

Focus of studies:

Social Sciences

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