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Canada's Pan Am judo team features top-ranked athletes

06/08/2015 11:55 EDT | Updated 06/08/2016 05:59 EDT
Canada's judo team heads to the Pan Am Games with a promising outlook.

The team, which was announced by Judo Canada on Monday, features top-ranked athletes in 12 of the 14 categories.

In all, 14 athletes will take part at the event in Toronto from July 11-14.

Judo Canada is hopeful the veteran squad can walk away with eight medals, including two gold.

Canada returns two women medallist from the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara — bronze medallist Stéfanie Tremblay and silver medallist Catherine Roberge.

Antoine Bouchard, 2015 Pan American judo champion, leads a strong contingent on the men's side.

Canadian judo team for Pan Am Games:

- Catherine Beachemin-Pinard, St-Hubert, Que.

- Antoine Bouchard, Jonquière, Que.

- Zachary Burt, Whitby, Ont.

- Jonah Burt, Whitby, Ont.

- Marc Deschênes, Laval, Que.

- Ecatarina Guica, La Prairie, Que.

- Arthur Margelidon, Montreal

- Erin  Morgan, Calgary

- Sergio Pessoa, Brossard, Que.

- Ana Laura Portuondo Isasi, Montreal

- Catherine Roberge, Quebec City

- Martin Rygielski, St. Clements, Ont.

- Stéfanie Tremblay, Saguenay, Que.

- Kelita Zupancic, Whitby Ont.

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