RIO DE JANEIRO — There will be no bronze medal repeat for Canadian judo competitor Antoine Valois-Fortier.
The 26-year-old from Quebec City lost his repechage match to Japan's Takanori Nagase on Tuesday in the men's 81-kilogram event.
Valois-Fortier was a bronze medallist four years ago in London.
After having a first-round bye, Valois-Fortier began the competition with wins over France's Loic Pietri and Argentina's Emmanuel Lucenti. But he lost his third-round match to Russian Khasan Khalmurzaev to drop to the repechage.
Although that eliminated Valois-Fortier from contention for either a gold or silver medal, he could have advanced to a bronze medal showdown against Italian Matteo Marconcini with a victory over Nagase.