Judo Ontario would like to congratulate Sasha Mehmedovic from North York, ON and Nicholas Tritton from Perth, ON for their recent success at the Pan-Am Championships in Miami, FL. Both athletes won a bronze medal.
With this result, both athletes have now qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Only five athletes from Canada have qualified and Judo Canada is asking for a wild card berth for one other athlete.
In addition, Judo Ontario will like to congratulate Bill Morgan from Brantford, ON for his second trip to the Para-Olympics. Bill has been doing extremely well over the last few years and as a result secured a birth to participate in Beijing.
The Olympic qualification is a very difficult one to obtain. Athletes must not only do well in the Pan-American Union, but must achieve good results at the international level. Both Sasha and Nicholas have been excelling at the international level for the past few years.
Judo Ontario wishes all of them good luck this summer.