Toronto Star

Valois takes gold, Chala gets bronze


HONG KONG— Canadian judoka Jacob Valois won gold in the 66-kilogram class at the Asian Open, while countryman Hakim Chala picked up bronze in the 60-kilo event. Valois, from Bouchervil­le, Que., claimed victory with an ippon against South Korean Han Jaegwang. “It’s my first gold medal during an internatio­nal senior competitio­n,” said Valois, who defeated Poland’s Patryk Wawrzyczek by waza-ari in the semifinal.

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