SECTIONS

Get your Olympic I.D. for early access to exclusive content, promotions, contests and email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Link other accounts

Logout
FR

Canadian Olympic Team Official Website

Sergio Pessoa

Sergio Pessoa
  • Born: 09/03/1988
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 168cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sergio PessoaPlease note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be updated in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A second-generation Olympian, Sergio Pessoa made his Games debut at London 2012 with a top-20 finish in the 60kg division.  Pessoa had received a bye through the first round before being eliminated in his first match when Kazakhstan’s Yerkebulan Kossayev defeated him in golden score time.

Pessoa’s career has had numerous highlights, notably a silver medal at the 2012 Pan American Championships to go with several podiums on the World Cup and Grand Prix circuits.  But his momentum was slowed by three major injuries in the two years leading up to London 2012.  Just three months after surgery for bursitis in his right knee, he made his world championship debut in 2009.  He defeated the defending world champion in his first bout before losing to the eventual silver medallist.  He also re-injured his knee, requiring more surgery.  After a solid 2010 season, he dislocated his hip during a training camp in December.  Upon returning to competition in May 2011, he tore his left ACL in June and underwent surgery once again.  He was able to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Team despite missing a large portion of the qualification period.

Pessoa has followed in the Olympic footsteps of his father, Sergio Pessoa Sr, who finished ninth in the same weight class as his son at Seoul 1988 for their native Brazil.

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesJudoExtra-Lightweight 60kg - Men - 17
Canadian Olympic ID
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 251 other followers

Get your free Olympic I.D.

Get your Olympic I.D. for early access to exclusive content, contests and email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.