Michel Almeida Judoka

Michel Almeida

Michel Almeida

  • Country:Portugal
  • Born:28 September 1974 (45 years)
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Portuguese judoka Michel Almeida was the 2000 European Champion U73kg. Later he became coach of Portugal and switched to Canada in 2014 in the team of Nicolas Gill.

Canada shuffles coaches as Michel Almeida departs

12 Sep 2019 09:50

Canadian Judo is doing very well and with the first ever Canadian World Champion Christa Deguchi’s and Antoine Valois-Fortier’s bronze medal at the last World Championships, the future looks bright. These results show that Judo Canada is on the path to success. Less than a year before the Tokyo Olympics, 13 athletes in 9 weight categories meet the Olympic standards. Read more


New role for Nicolas Gill as CEO of Judo Canada

13 Oct 2016 18:05

After a prolific career as a judoka, and more than ten years as part of the National Team’s coaching squad, Nicolas Gill is now stepping a little further away from the tatami. Gill officially stepped into a new role as Judo Canada’s Interim Chief Executive Officer as of today. Read more

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Teams of around the globe at European Open Glasgow

13 Oct 2016 15:45

This weekend the European Open of Glasgow is the last European Open of this year. The event will be used to gain the maximum of 100 qualification points for a gold medal, which can help in the seeding for future events. The event is a preparation tournament for the European U23 Championships later this year in Tel Aviv and future events such as Grand Prix Qingdao and Grand Slam of Tokyo, the last two events in the IJF World Tour. Read more

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Judo Canada includes experienced coaches towards Rio

9 Apr 2015 14:35

Montreal - Less than 18 months before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Judo Canada announces the coaches who will be following the Canadian judokas in their quest towards excellence. Read more


Report of the European Championships 2000 in Wroclaw Day 2

21 May 2000 22:30

With three medals secured at the first day of the European Championships in Wroclaw, Britain were tucked away just behind Russia in the overall medals table at the end of the first day of finals. On the next day Georgina Singleton added one more in the -52kg. First up was the Belgian, Inge Clement, and Singleton spun her on a mid-air-sixpence to counter a seoi-nage attack with a whipping te-guruma for ippon. She then took on Miren Leon of Spain and, with 30 seconds to go, led by yuko from osoto-gaeshi. Leon then seemed to lose her head as the contest appeared to get stuck on repeat. Four times she charged at Singleton only to be thrown with left seoi-nage on each occasion. Three of those earned small scores but still the Spaniard didn't catch on. In fact the end buzzer came as a bit of a relief for the beleaguered Leon. Read more

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