NEWS
08/09/2016 11:19 EDT | Updated 08/10/2017 01:12 EDT

Canadian Antonie Valois-Fortier loses Olympic men's judo repechage match

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.