Antoine 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.
Joliane Melançon made her Olympic Games debut in London 2012 and finished in 17th place in the women’s 57kg judo division.
Judoka Kelita Zupancic made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and finished in ninth place in the women’s 70kg division.
2011 Pan American Games bronze medalist Alexandre Émond made his Olympic debut in London in 2012 and finished 17th in the men’s -90kg judo division.