| July 24, 1980
|1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
|100 kg (220 lb) (2012)
|Victoria Judo Club
|Updated on 29 March 2021.
Timothy Rees (born 24 July 1980) is a Canadian judoka and academic who represented Canada in Judo at the 2012 Paralympics in the -100 kg category. He was eliminated in the first round by Britain's Joe Ingram.
Rees won bronze at the 2011 Parapan American Games in the under -100 kg category. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Victoria. In 2015 he began work in industry, and he currently serves as the Chief Scientist at Allsalt Maritime Corporation.
Teddy Pierre-Marie Riner is a French judoka. He has won eleven World Championships gold medals, the first and only judoka to do so, and three Olympic gold medals. He has also won five gold medals at the European Championships. He was a member of the Levallois Sporting Club before joining Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017.
The Judo competition of the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in Beijing Workers' Gymnasium from September 7 to September 9. There were 13 events, corresponding to seven weight classes for men and six for women. At the Paralympics, judo is contested by visually impaired athletes.
Rafael Carlos da Silva is a Brazilian heavyweight judoka. He became Brazil's first Olympic medalist in the judo heavyweight division (>100 kg), winning a bronze medal in 2012. Silva won the Pan American Judo Championships in 2012–2014 and 2016, and qualified for the 2016 Olympics.
Davaadorjiin Tömörkhüleg is a Mongolian judoka who competes in the men's -66 kg category.
Garima Chaudhary is an Indian judoka. She was India's sole judoka at the 2012 London Olympics, competing in the Women's (63 kg) category.
Sérgio Pessoa is a Brazilian-born Canadian judoka who competes in the men's 60 kg category.
Sofiane Milous is a French judoka who competes in the men's 60 kg category and winner of the 2010 European Championships in that division. He was French champion in 2011 and 2015. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was defeated in the quarter finals. He beat Betkili Shukvani and Tony Lomo before losing to Hiroaki Hiraoka. Because Hiraoka reached the final, Milous entered the repechage, beating Hovhannes Davtyan before losing to Rishod Sobirov in his bronze medal match.
Sasha Mehmedovic is a Canadian judoka. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's 66 kg, but was defeated in the second round.
The Japanese martial art and combat sport judo has been practised in Canada for over a century. The first long-term judo dojo in Canada, Tai Iku Dojo, was established by a Japanese immigrant named Shigetaka "Steve" Sasaki in Vancouver in 1924. Sasaki and his students opened several branch schools in British Columbia and even trained RCMP officers until 1942, when Japanese Canadians were expelled from the Pacific coast and either interned or forced to move elsewhere in Canada due to fears that they were a threat to the country after Japan entered the Second World War. When the war was over, the government gave interned Japanese Canadians two options: resettle in Canada outside of the 'Japanese exclusion zone' or emigrate to Japan.
Asley González is a Cuban judoka. He won the 2013 World Championship in the −90 kg event. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the Men's 90 kg competition.
Judo in the United Kingdom has a long history; the martial art being first introduced in 1899, and the first dojo, the Budokwai, being the oldest in Europe. The British Judo Association is the United Kingdom's official governing body for judo – in which British citizens have won eighteen Olympic medals.
Pier Morten is a Canadian judoka and wrestler, and is the world's first deaf-blind black belt in Judo. Morten competed in seven Paralympic Games, four in Judo and three in Wrestling, and served as Canada's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony at the 2000 Paralympics. He won bronze in Judo in the -65 kg category in 1988, 71 kg category in 1992, and -73 kg category in 2000, and silver in Wrestling in the -64 kg category in 1984.
Eddie Morten, also spelled 'Eddy', is a Canadian Paralympic athlete who won bronze in the 5 km Walk in 1980, gold in the -65 kg category in Wrestling in 1984, and bronze in Judo in the -71 kg category in Judo in 1988. Morten has been the Coordinator of the Deafblind Services Society of British Columbia's Volunteer Intervention Program since 2007, and in 2009 was awarded the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's Award of Merit for his advocacy on behalf of the deaf-blind community. He is the younger brother of Pier Morten, another successful Canadian Paralympian. Morten was born deaf but with good vision, which has gradually deteriorated due to Usher Syndrome. He is now completely blind in his left eye and has severely limited vision in his right eye.
Tony Walby is a Canadian judoka who represented Canada in Judo at the 2012 Paralympics in the +100 kg category and - 90kg division in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He won his first match, lost his second, and was then eliminated in repêchage.
Justin Karn is a Canadian judoka who represented Canada in Judo at the 2012 Paralympics in the -60 kg category. He was eliminated from the tournament in repêchage due to disqualification by penalties in his match against South Korea's Min-Jae Lee. Karn has been competing in Judo for around 18 years, and in 2011 won bronze in the -60 kg category of the Parapan American Games. He was born with aniridia, an eye condition that left him without irises, and also has astigmatism and mutated corneas in both eyes.
William "Bill" Morgan is a Canadian judoka who represented Canada in Judo at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Paralympics. He placed seventh in the -81 kg category, fifth in the -81 kg category, and seventh in the -100 kg category, respectively, and in 2004 and 2008 was Canada's only competitor in Judo. Morgan won bronze at the International Blind Sports World Championships in 2006.
Uzbekistan competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016.
Carmen Brussig is a German judoka who has won numerous tournaments including Paralympic and world championship gold.
Judo at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo took place at the Nippon Budokan from 27 to 29 August 2021. There were 138 qualified slots in 13 events: 7 male events and 6 female events.
Aramitsu Kitazono is a Japanese visually impaired Paralympic judoka. He made his maiden Paralympic appearance during the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He was set to represent Japan at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in the judoka competition but had to withdraw from the event after being hit by a self driving bus.