Nicolas Gill

Nicolas Gill (born April 24, 1972 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian judoka who competed at four consecutive Olympic Games. He is a two-time Olympic medalist, receiving a bronze in the middleweight (86 kg) division at his inaugural Olympiad in Barcelona. His inaugural silver medal was in the men's half-heavyweight (100 kg) division at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.

Nicolas Gill
A head shot of Nicolas Gill at the salon du livre de Trois-Rivières in 2018.
Gill in 2018
Personal information
Born (1972-04-24) April 24, 1972 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight105 kg (231 lb) (2004)[1]
Sport
CountryCanada
SportJudo
Rank     Shichidan (7th dan[2])
ClubShidokan
Now coachingAntoine Valois-Fortier

Gill was honored by his teammates as Canada's flag bearer in the opening ceremony at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. A mild controversy developed after it was revealed that Gill had made comments in favour of Quebec separatism, and had voted 'yes' in the 1995 Quebec referendum.[3]

In 2007, he received the prix reconnaissance from UQAM[4] as a TÉLUQ student.[1]

He has since become a coach; one of his athletes, Antoine Valois-Fortier, won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Nicolas Gill". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Shidokan Judo Club". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  3. ^ "Judoka Nicolas Gill selected to carry the Canadian flag at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens". Canadian Olympic Committee. 19 July 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  4. ^ "UQAM | Entrevues | En route vers ses 5es Jeux olympiques". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  5. ^ Brydon, James (2012-07-31). "Valois-Fortier Wins Bronze in Men's Judo". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2012-07-31.

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