Jean-François Marceau, Coach of the Canadian Team, and Patrick Gagné, Competitor, about the 2013 NY Open Judo

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Jean-François Marceau, Coach of the Canadian Team, Director of Judo Québec:

"As a coach, I was very pleased to attend the 2013 NY Open Judo Team Championship. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the fights with the music and comments from the announcer! I saw some great matches and the overall level of the teams was high and very equal.

I really appreciated the prize given to the first and second place. As Canada was fighting for bronze, I received comments from athletes saying that if there was a prize to be given to the third place, motivation would have been higher to fight for bronze.

Once again congratulations for the event and thank you for your investment in the great sport of Judo!"


Patrick Gagné, Competitor in the Canadian Judo Team:
(2nd and 3rd picture)

"L'ambiance était top! Et les judogi de couleur font changement c'est original !"

"The atmosphere was at its highest! The colored judogis make the tournament different, it's original!"


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Founded in 1868, the New York Athletic Club can boast of a unique history. The Club's founding premise was to bring structure to a sporting environment that was lacking in organization and uniformity of measurement. Quickly, the NYAC organized the first US championships in boxing, wrestling and outdoor track and…

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