Olympic champ Erica Wiebe picks up bronze at Poland Open rating sequence | CBC Sports activities

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Canada’s Erica Wiebe earned a bronze medal on the Poland Open in Warsaw, which served as the ultimate rating occasion of the 12 months forward of the Tokyo Olympics. 

The Stittsville, Ont., native claimed a 7-4 victory over American Diamond Guilford in a 76-kilogram match on Thursday.

Fellow Canadian Danielle Lappage additionally wrestled for 68-kilogram bronze on Friday, however was defeated by Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova 1-3.

It was the primary worldwide competitors for Lappage, of Olds, Alta., in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on United World Wrestling, half of the 16 nations/wrestlers who certified for the Olympics within the 68-kilogram have been competing on Friday.

The open, which runs June 8 to June 13, is the ultimate point-scoring occasion to find out the highest 4 seeds on the Tokyo Olympics. It additionally has seeding implications for the Oslo world championships in October. 

Wiebe and Lappage are the 2 Canadian ladies named to Staff Canada for the Video games. 

The highest 4 seeds on the Olympics within the 76-kilogram occasion might be American Adeline Grey, Aline Rotter Focken of Germany, Hiroe Minagawa Suzuki of Japan, and Elmira Syzdykova of Kazakhstan. 

The boys’s aspect of Staff Canada consists of Jordan Steen of Tecumseh, Ont. (97 kg) and Amar Dhesi from Surrey, B.C. (125 kg).

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