Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard wins Canada's second judo bronze medal in Tokyo

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard of Canada poses with her bronze medal in the Women Judo 63kg during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo. (Nathan Denette/CP)

TOKYO — Canada's Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard has won a bronze medal in the women's under-63-kilogram judo competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

The judoka from St-Hubert, Que., defeated Anriqueli Barrios of Venezuela by waza-ari in extra time.

Beauchemin-Pinard forced Barrios on her back just three minutes into the sudden-death period. The Canadian pumped her fist and yelled in triumph from the mat after the winning attack.

The result comes a day after Jessica Klimkait won Canada's first ever women's judo Olympic medal with a bronze in the under-57 kg event.

Beauchemin-Pinard won her first three matches by ippon before losing in the semifinals by waza-ari to five-time world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, who went on to win gold.

Beauchemin-Pinard, a two-time Pan American champion, made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games, where she lost in the second round.

Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier was unable to win another Olympic medal losing 1-0 to Russian Alan Khubetsov in the under-81-kilogram event. The 31-year-old made his Olympic debut in 2012 winning bronze and had back surgery to repair two herniated discs in 2018.

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