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PAQUETTE WINS GOLD AT 2007 CANADA WINTER GAMES.
March 20, 2007



Corey Paquette

Congratulations to Vanier athlete Corey Paquette who snagged a gold medal in judo at the 2007 Canada Games held in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories from February 23rd to March 10th.

You can view Corey's gold medal placement in the official "results" page from the Canada Games website.

Corey had another first place finish in his weight division (67-73 KG) at the Ontario Open held on November 25, 2006.


A member of the provincial team, Corey Paquette has already chalked up an impressive list of honours: two-time National Championships silver medalist (in 2002 and 2006), two-time National Championships bronze medalist (in 2003 and 2005), winner of two gold medals at the 2003 Bathurst-Campbellton Canada Winter Games, bronze medalist at the 2005 Senior National Championships as well as six-time provincial champion.

You can read an article on Corey's experience at the Canada Games (en français) from the RDS website. Click here.


Biography:

Age: 18 / Height (ft, inches): 5' 9" / Weight (lb): 158

Language(s) spoken: English

Years he has participated in his sport: 9 years

Club or School Team: Club de Judo Shidokan

Coach: Hiroshi Nakamura

Event/Sport: Judo

Personal role model: His father, Mr. Nakamura, Nicolas Gill and Ewan Beaton




Recent games or championships that he has participated in:
Year:
Name of competition:
Placing:
2002
JUNIOR NATIONALS
2
2003
CANADA GAMES
1
2003
JUNIOR NATIONALS
3
2005
JUNIOR NATIONALS
3
2006
JUNIOR NATIONALS
2
2006
ONTARIO JUNIOR OPEN
1
2006
JUNIOR & SENIOR PROVINCIAL
1
2006
CANADA GAMES
1

+ he's a six-time winner of the Quebec Provincial Championships


Corey (top row at left) poses with other medalists from the Québec team


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