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Canada’s Shady El Nahas earns silver at judo Grand Slam occasion in Turkey

Canadian judoka Shady El Nahas took house silver within the males’s under-100 kilogram class at the Grand Slam occasion in Antalya, Turkey, but it surely wasn’t the results of a loss.

The 26-year-old from Toronto gained 4 matches en path to Sunday’s remaining however was unable to compete for gold in opposition to Portugal’s Jorge Fonseca on account of a rib harm.

The Canadian Olympian opened the day with wins over Louis Mai of Germany and Toma Nikiforov of Belgium earlier than beating Serbian Aleksandar Kukolj to win his pool. He defeated Brazil’s Leonardo Gonçalves by ippon in simply 18 seconds to ebook his spot within the remaining.

El Nahas delivered Canada’s third medal of the occasion. Christa Deguchi of Lethbridge, Alta., gained the girls’s under-57 kg remaining on Friday, whereas François Gauthier-Drapeau completed with silver within the males’s under-81 kg class on Saturday.

It is the second straight Grand Slam silver medal for El Nahas after falling within the remaining ultimately week’s cease in Tbilisi, Georgia.

El Nahas, ranked sixth on the planet, gained gold on the Pan American Video games final October in Santiago, Chile. He made his Olympic debut three years in the past in Tokyo, the place he misplaced to Fonseca in a bronze-medal match.

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GOLD MEDAL: Toronto’s Shady El Nahas wins Pan Am Video games males’s -100 kg championship bout

Toronto’s Shady El Nahas beat Chile’s Thomas Briceño within the males’s judo -100 kg gold medal bout on the Pan American Video games in Santiago.

El Nahas will look to defend his title on the Pan American-Oceania Championships subsequent month in Rio de Janeiro, operating April 25 to twenty-eight.

The subsequent Grand Slam stops can be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Might 3-5) and Astana, Kazakhstan (Might 10-12), adopted by the world championships in Abu Dhabi from Might 19 to 24.

The Olympic judo tournaments in Paris run between July 27 and Aug. 3.

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