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Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born 26 June 1994 (1994-06-26) (age 27)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 161cm
Weight 63kg
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Judo
Weight class –63 kg

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (born June 26, 1994) is a Canadian judoka who competes in the women's 63 kg category. Beauchemin-Pinard won a bronze medal in the 63 kg weight class at the 2020 Summer Olympics, making her the second Canadian woman to win a medal in judo at the Summer Olympics. She has been ranked in the top 10 of the world in her weight category.

Career

In June 2016, she was named to Canada's Olympic team.

In 2021, she won one of the bronze medals in her event at the 2021 Judo Grand Slam Antalya held in Antalya, Turkey.

Beauchemin-Pinard competed as part of Canada's 2020 Olympic team in Tokyo. She won all her matches in the under-63 kg class before losing to world champion and eventual Olympic champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the semifinals. Beauchemin-Pinard then won the bronze medal defeating Anriquelis Barrios by waza-ari in extra time. After her victory she said that "I remember going to Rio in 2016 and leaving so disappointed with my performance. I said to myself, I want to go to Tokyo, win a medal and perform there. And I did it."

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