Japanese-Canadian wins bronze medal at judo world championships

Christa Deguchi made history by becoming the first Canadian judo athlete to win a medal at the World Judo Championships, the National Post reported on September 22. Competing in Baku, Azerbaijan, Deguchi defeated Theresa Stoll of Germany to win a bronze in the 57-kilogram category. The Japanese-Canadian was born in Japan, where she won junior world championships with the Japanese team in 2013 and 2014. She later decided to compete for her father’s native country of Canada. Deguchi says that she aims to win the Osaka Grand Slam in November, and hopes to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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