Justin was a member of Canada's National Wrestling Team for 13 years before retiring from active competition in 2001. During his career, he represented Canada at numerous World Championships, the Pan American Games, the Goodwill Games, the Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Olympic Games...
Some of Justin's career highlights include being a 10-time Canadian Senior Champion, winning a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, earning a Business Degree from Simon Fraser University, and placing 11th at the Sydney Olympics. Justin coached the 2002 World Cup Wrestling Team and is currently the coach for the Canadian Junior Wrestling Team and the SFU Wrestling Team.
Languages spoken: English
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, ON
Current city: Coquitlam, BC
Sport: Olympic Wrestling
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Colour: Blue
What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
9 X National Champion.
What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
Being a good dad.
What's your favourite quote or statement?
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Who was your role model when you were young?
My dad, because he had a passion for sport and he was always there for me.
English Biography: Download PDF
We were very pleased with Justin's presentation- he has an excellent rapport with Youth and he was really engaging. The kids all enjoyed it and we appreciate that he braved coming in with the snowy weather....
Leanne Williamson, Apex School, Langley B.C.
Thank you so much for sending Justin Abdou to our school. The children just loved him and his message is so great. He is the best I have ever had from the Esteem Team. I look forward to using the Esteem Team Program and your other athletes again.
Debbie Tobin, Teacher, James Gilmore Elementary School, Richmond BC
This is Justin from Don Christian I was part of your (Justin Abdou's) presentation and I just wanted to say that it was amazing and thanks!
Justin, Grade 7 student - Don Christian Elementary, Surrey BC