Canada’s Erica Wiebe wasn’t in a position to come away with a medal from the wrestling Particular person World Cup as she misplaced 3-1 within the bronze-medal match on Wednesday in Belgrade, Serbia.
Wiebe, who received gold on the 2016 Olympics, led within the last seconds of the match, however wasn’t in a position to maintain on.
“This can be a completely new beast to deal with and I’ve taken step one in direction of conquering it,” Wiebe stated following the match. “I did not do what I wanted to however I will be a greater wrestler when it issues most due to at this time.”
On Tuesday, the 31-year-old topped Kiran Kiran of India and Zsanett Nemeth of Hungary to advance to the 76-kilogram semifinals where she was pinned by 2017 world champion Yasemine Adar.
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Amar Dhesi of Surrey, B.C., was the one different Canadian competing on the event. The 25-year-old misplaced his opening match within the 125-kg bracket 11-Eight to Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan.
This competitors was the primary worldwide wrestling event to happen for the reason that Pan American Olympic qualifier, which was held in Ottawa in March.
Wiebe and Dhesi each secured spots for the Tokyo Video games at that qualifier together with teammates Danielle Lappage and Jordie Steen.
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