Antoine Valois-Fortier (born March 13, 1990) is a Canadian judoka who won the bronze medal in the −81 kg category at the 2012 Olympics, becoming the first Canadian to win a medal in Olympic judo in twelve years and the fifth to win one in Canadian history.
Valois-Fortier at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||March 13, 1990|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Residence||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Coached by||Nicolas Gill|
Sergio Pessoa Sr.
Valois-Fortier entered the 2012 Olympics ranked 21st in the world in his weight class. He pulled off several upset victories, including a win over Olympic gold medalist Elnur Mammadli, to make the quarterfinals. He lost to Ivan Nifontov of Russia, but made the repechage and defeated Emmanuel Lucenti of Argentina to enter the bronze medal match against Travis Stevens, which he then won. Valois-Fortier's win is Canada's first Olympic medal in Judo since 2000, which was a silver won by his coach Nicolas Gill, and only the fifth won by a Canadian in Olympic history.
- "Antoine Valois-Fortier". Canadian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "Antoine Valois-Fortier". London 2012. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Brydon, James (July 31, 2012). "Valois-Fortier Wins Bronze in Men's Judo". CTV Olympics. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
- "London 2012 Olympians, Paralympians and builders honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal in Montreal". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. March 1, 2013. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
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- Antoine Valois-Fortier at the International Judo Federation
- Antoine Valois-Fortier at JudoInside.com
- Antoine Valois-Fortier at the International Olympic Committee
- Antoine Valois-Fortier at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Interview with Valois-Fortier about his cross-Canada tour (CBC Radio)
- 2012 Olympic −81 kg bronze medal match: Antoine Valois-Fortier vs. Travis Stevens (CTV Olympics on YouTube); Alternate video (IOC on YouTube)