Priscilla Gagné produced her first big international success in judo in 2015 when she won the bronze medal in the B1 (visually impaired) 52 kilo class at a para-judo World Cup in Hungary which featured nearly 200 competitors from 31 countries. A few weeks later she added a silver at the Parapan American Games in Toronto.
Gagné was born in Granby, Que., but moved to Sarnia, Ont., at age three. She was initially involved in wrestling but decided to switch to judo in 2010 because there were more competitive opportunities.
In 2011, she suffered a major injury when she broke both her feet in the same bout at a tournament in Whitby. This kept her off the mat for eight months, but she eventually came back better than ever.
In 2013, Gagné moved to Ottawa where she joined the renowned Takahashi Dojo where she trains under former national team judoka and Olympian Nathalie Gosselin. When not at the club, she works at a marketing firm in the nation’s capital.
She graduated in travelling ministries from a Bible College in Oklahoma and hopes to one day work with inner-city children.
Won her first World Cup medal in February 2015… Silver medal at 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto... Competed at 2014 World Championships…
Moved to Sarnia at age three from Granby after parents separated… Graduated from the evangelism program at Rhema Bible College in Oklahoma…also graduated from Everest College’s addictions and community services worker program in Barrie, Ont.
|2015 Toronto Parapan Ams||Judo||52kg - Women||silver|
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams
52kg - Women