JUDO. Charline Bourque, judoka originally from Saint-Alfred, will participate in the 2023 Canada Games. She will represent Quebec in judo in the U19 -70 kg category of this competition which will take place from February 18 to March 5 on Île-du- Prince Edward.
The athlete from Beauce earned her spot at the Canada Games thanks to her performances at the Daniel-Hardy tournament. She won eight consecutive fights, including two gold medals in the category in the U19 and U21/senior. With these winnings, she earned the title of “top seed” for the Canada Games.
Recently, the 15-year-old judoka has won other major competitions. She returned to Beauce with a gold medal at the Ontario Open (Toronto) and a bronze at the International Open (Montreal). She will fly to Edmonton on December 10 and 11 to participate in the 2022 Canadian Elite Championship, a competition that brings together the eight best Canadian judokas.
In addition to Charline Bourque, several Beauce judokas stood out during the Daniel-Hardy tournament and the International Judo Open. These competitions took place on October 22 and 23 and November 5 and 6.
At the Daniel-Hardy tournament in Quebec, four other medals were won by competitors from Beauce. Mathéo Salazar (U14 -46 kg) and Édouard Dumas (U18 4k5k -66 kg) won the gold medal. Magalie Hins (U14 -36 kg) and William Maheux (U16 -38 kg) finished second.
At the International Open in Montreal, Mathéo Salazar (U14 -46 kg) and William Maheux (U16 -38 kg) once again stood on the podium. They finished in second and third place.