Biography:

Arthur Margelidon is a relative newcomer to the senior international scene following his career highlight fifth place finish at the 2013 IJF World Junior Championships. He earned his first World Cup victory in November 2014 at the Oceania Open Wollongong in Australia. He was victorious again at the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires in March 2015, prior to his bronze medal performances at the Pan American Championships and Canadian Championships. He added another bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Margelidon posted his career-best Grand Slam result in July 2015 when he advanced to a bronze medal bout in Tyumen, eventually finishing fifth. After making his senior world championship debut, he added a seventh place finish at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in December. Margelidon won gold at the Pan American Championships in 2016.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Laurent Margelidon and Cécile Barthe… Moved to Canada at nine months old because of his parents’ work… Getting into the Sport: Started in judo at age 6, encouraged by his judoka father…Outside Interests: Studying human sciences at Collège de Maisonneuve… Would like to study kinesiology in university… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “A rolling stone gathers no moss”… Role models are his father, Laurent, and coach Nicolas Gill, the best judoka in Canadian history…