Beauchemin-Pinard Wins Canada's Second Judo Bronze Medal in Tokyo
Canada's Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard has won Canada's second judo medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a bronze in the women's under-63-kilogram competition.
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.