Alex Radoman wins Canada’s second judo bronze

August 13, 2015

WHITBY (August 13, 2015) Alex Radoman captured the bronze medal in the mens’ -81kg category today at the Abilities Centre in front of a wall of cheering Canadians. He beat the American Ryan Jones by ippon in a mere minute and twenty eight seconds.

A tough first match put Radoman against the number one ranked Eduardo Avila of Mexico, the latter taking the win by ippon in a minute and twenty two seconds. Avila went on snag the gold medal over José Effron of Argentina.

 “I just went out there and did what I could, knowing my strategy going into the match,’’ said Radoman. ‘’It’s been a little bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I haven’t had some success in a little while – I’m going to use this to fuel myself.”

With a silver medal for Priscilla Gagne in the womens’ -52kg division on Wednesday, the Canadian judo squad is certainly making a name for themselves on the international stage. Tony Walby is up next in the mens’ -90kg category on Friday.

Alex Radoman gagne la deuxième médaille du Canada en judo, en bronze

WHITBY (le 13 août 2015) Alex Radoman a remporté la médaille de bronze chez les hommes de 81kg, aujourd’hui, au Abilities Centre, devant un mur d’encouragements canadiens. Il a battu l’Américain Ryan Jones par ippon en seulement une minute et 28 secondes.