Women’s Wrestling News

Erica Wiebe led in the final seconds of the bronze medal match at the Individual World Cup but wasn’t able to hold on.

The 2016 Olympic Champion and former Calgary Dino fell 3-1 to Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus.

“This is a totally new beast to contend with and I’ve taken the first step towards conquering it,” said Wiebe, who trains out of Calgary. “I didn’t do what I needed to but I’ll be a better wrestler when it matters most because of today.”

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old defeated Kiran Kiran of India and Zsanett Nemeth of Hungary to advance to the 76 kg semifinals. There she met 2017 World Champion Yasemine Adar, who pinned Wiebe.

The World Cup was the first international wrestling tournament to take place since the Pan American Olympic Qualifier, which was held in Ottawa in March 2020. Wiebe secured a spot at the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Qualifier.

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