Olympic judo medalist brings London legacy home

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Photo: Marie White

Technical Director of the Dojo de Beauport for 48 years, Daniel Tabouret (far left) and a class of 8- to 9-year olds surround London Olympic bronze medalist, Antoine Valois-Fortier, who began training here at 4 years old. He proudly holds up his medal which he won in the -81 kg category against the American Travis Stevens.

Antoine Valois-Fortier is the first Quebec City male athlete and the first judoka from this region to win a medal at Summer Olympics. The 22-year old, 6'2" athlete from Beauport in Quebec City, who won bronze in the -81 kg judo category at the 2012 London Olympics, has become a role model to youth here and across the country.