Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal's Margelidon to Miss Olympic Judo Tournament with Broken Bone

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal's Margelidon to Miss Olympic Judo Tournament with Broken Bone

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Margelidon to miss Olympics with injury

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MONTREAL - Arthur Margelidon will miss the Olympic judo tournament in Rio de Janeiro with a broken radial bone.

The the 22-year-old from Montreal had been named to the Canadian Olympic judo team to compete in the men's under-73-kilogram division.

Judo Canada said in a release Wednesday that Margelidon was trying to throw an opponent during a training session when his arm got stuck.

"A broken bone was the only thing that could keep me from competing in the Olympic Games," Margelidon said in a statement. "If it was a ligament or another more common judo injury, I could bandage it up or take a cortisone shot before my matches. A broken bone is a rare thing to happen."

Canada head coach Nicolas Gill said that hopes that the injury was minor were quickly shattered. …

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