Christa Deguchi

Christa Deguchi (出口 クリスタ Deguchi Christa, born October 29, 1995) is a Canadian judoka.[1]

Christa Deguchi
Christa Deguchi 2020.jpg
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1995-10-29) October 29, 1995 (age 26)
Nagano, Japan
OccupationJudoka
Sport
Country Canada
SportJudo
Weight class–57 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Gold(2019)
Pan American Champ.(2018, 2019)
Medal record
Women's judo
Representing  Canada
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Tokyo –57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Baku –57 kg
Pan American Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 San José –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima –57 kg
IJF Grand Slam
Gold medal – first place 2018 Paris –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Paris –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Ekaterinburg –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2020 Paris –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2021 Antalya –57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Tbilisi –57 kg
IJF Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2018 Hohhot –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2018 Zagreb –57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Montreal –57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Budapest –57 kg
Representing  Japan
IJF Grand Slam
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Tokyo –57 kg
IJF Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2013 Jeju –57 kg
Profile at external databases
IJF41546, 14821
JudoInside.com83508
Updated on 10 November 2021.

Switch to representing CanadaEdit

In 2017, Deguchi switched to representing Canada from where she was born, Japan. Deguchi's dad is from Canada and this allowed her to compete for the country. In 2012, Deguchi was approached to represent Canada, before she competed for Japan but she refused. Realizing her best bet to make the Olympics would be competing for Canada, Deguchi eventually agreed to represent Canada.[2][3]

CareerEdit

She participated at the 2018 World Judo Championships, winning a bronze medal. By winning the bronze medal, she became the first female judoka representing Canada to win a World Judo Championships medal.[4][5] She won her first gold medal in the 2019 world championship

In 2021, she won the gold medal in her event at the 2021 Judo Grand Slam Antalya held in Antalya, Turkey.[6]

International ResultsEdit

Representing CanadaEdit

As of 27 August 2019

International Medals[7]
     
World Championships 1 0 1
World Masters 0 0 0
Grand Slam 3 0 0
Continental Championships 2 0 0
Grand Prix 3 0 1
Continental Open 1 0 0
Totals 10 0 2
Tournament 2017 2018 2019
World Judo Championships    
Pan American Judo Championships    
World Masters 2R
Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2R
Grand Slam Ekaterinburg  
Grand Slam Osaka 5
Grand Slam Paris    
Grand Slam Tokyo 1R
Grand Prix Budapest  
Grand Prix Hohhot  
Grand Prix Montreal  
Grand Prix Zagreb   WD
European Open Odivelas  

Representing JapanEdit

Tournament 2011 2013 2014
World U21 Championships    
World Junior Team Championships    
Grand Slam Tokyo  
Grand Slam Tyumen 5
Grand Prix Jeju  
European Open Rome  
Tournament Aix-En-Provence U20  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IJF profile
  2. ^ Young, Henry (22 September 2018). "Christa Deguchi: The judoka who could come back to haunt Japan". CNN. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Christa Deguchi to Don Canada's Colours for the First Time". www.judocanada.org/. Judo Canada. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Christa Deguchi first-ever Canadian woman to medal at judo worlds". www.cbc.ca/sports/. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). 22 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Canada's Christa Deguchi claims bronze medal at judo world championship". Canadian Press. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. ^ Shefferd, Neil (1 April 2021). "Canadian and Italian national rivals compete for gold on opening day of IJF Antalya Grand Slam". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Christa DEGUCHI / IJF.org". www.ijf.org. Retrieved 2019-10-28.

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