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.
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In the past couple of years Joëlle Numainville has established herself as Canada’s top female road racer. In April 2012 she earned her first World Cup podium with a third place finish at the famed Tour of Flanders. She followed that up with a 12th place finish in the road race at her first Olympic Games in 2012.