Mechanicesville native, 5th Degree Black Belt Tony Walby carries torch for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American games !

Tony Walby was Born and raised in Mechanicsville. and holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Judo.

A Multi Time Able Bodied National Judo Champion and medalist, Bronze Medal 2011 Para Pan American Games winner, while placing 7th Place 2012 Paralympic Games


Tony was born sighted, over time due to a degenerative cone dystrophy Tony has lost a majority of his sight. Tony competes and represents his country in visually impaired judo. Ranked among the top ten fighters in the world in his weight class.

Tony will represent Canada next at the Para Pan American Games in Toronto this summer. On Monday June 8th Tony had the honour of carrying the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Torch in the Town of Whitby ON.

Good luck Tony, Mechacsville is very proud of you!

Posted on June 10, 2015 .