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It was a special moment – Ottawa’s Olympic hero claiming a return trip to the Games in her hometown – rendered all the more unique for the few who got to witness it live.
By Dan Plouffe Rio 2016 Olympic wrestling champion Erica Wiebe booked her return trip to the Olympic Games with her fourth victory of the day at the Pan-American Olympic Qualification Tournament on Mar. 14 inside an almost eerily quiet Shaw Centre, closed to spectators due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “It’s the first step,” Wiebe said…
Erica Wiebe’s road to the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Wrestling Qualification Tournament featured some big bumps along the way, but the defending Olympic champion now says the tough trek to get to Tokyo 2020 has only made her stronger.
For the first time since high school, Rio 2016 Olympic champion Erica Wiebe will be wrestling back in Ottawa when she wears the maple leaf for the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualification Tournament Mar. 13-15 at the Shaw Centre. Wiebe earned Canada’s entry in the women’s 76 kg division thanks to her victory at the Dec.…
Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
On the eve of her 30th birthday, Stittsville native Erica Wiebe was back in her hometown to lead an intro-to-wrestling clinic for youngsters from age 8-11.