Canada's Shady El Nahas Wins Silver In Under-100kg Event At Judo Worlds | CBC Sports

Shady El Nahas reached the podium at the judo world championships for the first time by winning a silver medal in the under-100-kilogram category Thursday.

Toronto native secures 1st world championship podium appearance of careerThe Canadian Press

· Posted: May 23, 2024 7:43 PM EDT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

Shady El Nahas of Canada, right, competes against Zelym Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan in the men’s under-100kg Gold Medal contest during the 2024 World Judo Championships on Sunday. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)Shady El Nahas reached the podium at the judo world championships for the first time by winning a silver medal in the under-100-kilogram category Thursday.

El Nahas advanced to the big final by defeating Aaron Fara of Austria, Zelimkhan Bashaev of Bahrain and eventual bronze medallist Dota Arai of Japan before squaring off against fellow Canadian Kyle Reyes in the semifinal.

The match went into overtime where Reyes received his third penalty, enabling El Nahas to advance to the gold-medal final.

WATCH l El Nahas earns silver in men’s under-100kg final:

Toronto’s Shady Elnahas nabs silver medal at World Judo ChampionshipsToronto’s Shady Elnahas took silver in the men’s -100m kilogram final at the 2024 World Judo Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Reyes, from Toronto, fought Nikoloz Sherazadishvili of Spain for a bronze medal, but he once again picked up three penalties in a match that went to overtime.

El Nahas’s silver was Canada’s third medal of the world championships. Christa Deguchi of Lethbridge, Alta., took silver and Jessica Klimkait of Whitby, Ont., earned bronze in Monday’s 57-kg event.

WATCH l El Nahas captures gold at Pan Am Games:

GOLD MEDAL: Toronto’s Shady El Nahas wins Pan Am Games men’s -100 kg championship boutToronto’s Shady El Nahas beat Chile’s Thomas Briceño in the men’s judo -100 kg gold medal bout at the Pan American Games in Santiago.

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