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Date of Birth: 12/11/73
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 198 lbs
Years on National Team: 10
 Calgary's Keith Morgan is battered and bruised but he's on a roll. The 26-year-old is displaying the consistency which could eventually lead to an Olympic medal in men's 90 kilos category. In fact he is Canada's hottest judoka heading into the 2000 season.

  Morgan medalled at eight of nine international meets between October 1998 and March 2000. The streak was highlighted by a gold medal performance at the 1999 World University Games. The only non-medal performance in that stretch was a respectable seventh place finish at the world championships last fall which guaranteed an automatic berth for his second straight Olympics.

  This success has come despite several injuries, a fact of life in this physically jarring sport. Last spring he suffered a severe ankle sprain which kept him hobbling for months. Then at the worlds he hyper extended his elbow in the third round. But with an Olympic spot on the line, he fought two more bouts basically with one arm. Needless to say staying healthy is among Morgan's top priorities leading up to the Games.

 

2000 Games
Sept. 20: Men's middleweight (90-kg): Keith Morgan, Calgary, def. Robert Ivers, Australia, yusei-gachi, in Pool A first round; beat Rasul Salimov, Azerbaijan, ippon, in second round, and won by ippon over Jean Claude Raphael, Mauritius, in quarter-finals; lost to Mark Huizinga, Netherlands, by ippon, in semifinals, then lost by ippon to Rusian Mashurenko, Ukraine.


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Canada's Keith Morgan celebrates
Morgan is thrown by Ruslan Mashurenko
Morgan loses in the semi-finals
Morgan defeated by Mark Huizinga
Morgan slumps dejected
Morgan loses the bronze medal match


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