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Canadian judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier out of Olympic medal hunt

Antoine Valois-Fortier, who won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, won't get a chance to repeat that feat, losing to world champion Takanori Nagase of Japan in the repechage.

Bronze medallist from 2012 loses to world champion Takanori Nagase in repechage

Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier, left, beat France's Loic Pietri on Tuesday in the judo round of 32. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

By Doug Harrison and Jonathan Rumley, CBC Sports

Antoine Valois-Fortier, who won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, won't get a chance to repeat that feat, losing to world champion Takanori Nagase of Japan in the repechage.

Earlier on Tuesday, the 26-year-old Valois-Fortier lost in the quarter-finals of the men's under-81 kilogram division.

Although that eliminated Valois-Fortier from contention for either a gold or silver medal, he could have advanced to a bronze medal showdown against Italian Matteo Marconcini with a victory over Nagase.

Valois-Fortier was unsuccessful in the golden score extended time period and lost to Russian judoka Khasan Khalmurzaev on Tuesday.
Valois-Fortier defeated Emmanuel Lucenti of Argentina in the round of 16 after a penalty was handed out on Tuesday morning.
Earlier, the Canadian eliminated Loic Pietri of France in the round of 32 in Rio de Janeiro's Carioca Arena 2.

Valois-Fortier entered the Summer Games as one of Canada's best shots at a medal after winning bronze four years ago in London.

Valois-Fortier is No. 3 in the world in his weight class, according to the Canadian Olympic Team. 

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