Another great result for Canadian judo!
Shady El Nahas traveled to the 2022 World Championships in Tashkent with aspirations of winning the gold medal. Shady’s day started off well with victories over Aleksandar Kukolj of Serbia and Nikoloz Sherazadishvili of Spain. But hopes of the gold medal slipped away from the Ontarian in the quarter final against eventual gold medalist Muzaffart Turoboyev of Uzbekistan. A loss to Belgium’s Toma Nikiforov left Shady with a 7th place finish.
Kyle Reyes had a fantastic day on the tatami and leaves the World Championships as the silver medal winner and runner-up world champion. Winning Canada’s third medal the Brampton, Ontario born Reyes defeated Cirjenics
of Hungary, Mateseje of Slovakia, Batkuyak of Mongolia, and Sulamanidze of Georgia to win Pool B and move to the medal round. In the semi-finals Reyes beat Zalim Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan with two wazaris to go for gold. In the controversial gold medal match Reyes came up just short and lost to Muzaffart Turoboyev of Uzbekistan by wazari in extra time (Golden Score) but still came away with a fantastic result.
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