Road To The Olympic Games

Faces of Tomorrow

Jessica Klimkait

Jessica Klimkait loves using her creativity in judo to develop new techniques and strategies.
Petro-Canada Faces of Tomorrow: Jessica Klimkait 2:33

National Sport Federation: Judo Canada

Sport Discipline: Judo

Event: 57kg

Hometown: Whitby, ON

Date of Birth: 31-Dec-96

Coach: Kevin Doherty

Instagram: @jessicaklimkait

"I hope to become the best competitor I can possibly be in judo. My ultimate dream is to become a World or Olympic Champion."

How did you get involved in judo?

"My father used to do the sport as a teen. When he decided to put my brother in the sport I was really interested and eager to start as well. I was four years old when I started."

How long have you worked with your coach?

"14 years."

What is special about your coach?

"I would never have been where I am today without my coach. From a young age he pushed and encouraged me to work hard. He has taught me so much regarding the technicality/physical aspect of the sport. He educated me about how important it is to have a positive and strong mentality both on and off the mat."