Judo athlete wins bronze at Pan-Ams

Nanaimo Judo Club standout Alicia Fiandor won a pair of bronze medals in Argentina this month.

Nanaimo Judo Club standout Alicia Fiandor won a pair of bronze medals in Argentina this month after competing as part of Judo Canada’s contingent in Cordoba, Argentina.

At the Pan-American championships, Fiandor defeated Chilean athlete Kathleen Jara in the bronze-medal match.

The Canadians won 11 medals at the event.

“It’s been a great day for our country,” said Jean-Pierre Cantin, Judo Canada’s junior coach, in a press release.

Fiandor also medalled at South American championships.