Silver for Valois-Fortier; FAA reaches semis in Cologne

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Photo: International Judo Federation

Canadian judoka and silver medalist Antoine Valois-Fortier (far left) is shown with the other medalists in his weight class of the Budapest Grand Slam. This was the sixth Grand Slam medal of Valois-Fortier’s career.

Quebec City native Antoine Valois-Fortier won the silver medal in the men’s under-81-kilogram category at the Budapest Grand Slam judo event on Oct. 24.

Ranked fifth in the world, Valois-Fortier qualified for the semifinal when he defeated Hungary’s Ivaylo Ivanov in his third match of the day.