Judo Athlete - Inducted 2014
Keith Morgan won more than thirty World Cup medals during his judo career. He was a four-time Olympian who competed at the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 games. He finished fifth at the 2000 Olympic Games and at the 2003 World Championships. Keith was the 1999 World University Games Champion and a 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medalist. He set a North American record for consecutive medals won in four consecutive Pan American Games which included gold in 1995, silver in 2003 and 2007, and bronze in 1999. He was ranked in the Top-7 of the world for eight years.
Keith began his judo career in 1980 at the Ishiyama Judo Club in Calgary. In 1989, he trained for one year in Japan. He then returned to Canada and made the Canadian National Team. During his competitive years, he returned to Alberta on various occasions to host training camps and provide inspiration to many young athletes. He also served as the National Team Athletes’ Representative for six years.
During his competitive years, Keith was named Judo Alberta Athlete of the Year multiple times and Judo Canada Athlete of the Year twice. He remained active in the sport and became a certified Level 4 NCCP coach and was selected as a member of Judo Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Committee.