Erica Wiebe wins another gold at the Commonwealth Games

Erica Wiebe at the Comonwealth Games 2018

UPDATE: Erica Wiebe will be the flag bearer for Team Canada at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

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Stittsvile’s Erica Wiebe won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. It’s a repeat of her 2014 Commonwealth Games appearance, and follows up on her Olympic gold medal in 2016.

She defeated 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the final. Wiebe’s medal was one of four wrestling medals won by Canada on the first day of the wrestling competition.

“It is so crazy to think that it was only four years ago, I feel like so much has happened,” said Wiebe. “Even being here, I now have so much experience and there are way less surprises but it is still so thrilling, still the nerves, still the excitement and still the passion for wrestling. I love this sport and I love competing on the biggest stage so it will be exciting to be in the final tonight.”

“I knew the match was going to be tough, strong and physical. I was down early on when I made a tactical mistake so I didn’t wrestle my best out there but I love when I am down, I love when the pressure is on and I always come to play,” said Wiebe. “As I was prepping for my match it was a familiar feeling but it doesn’t make it any easier, it is still a wrestling match and this sport is so amazing because there are no barriers people from all over the world can be champions. I am just lucky to have my great day today and keep the Commonwealth Games gold in Canada.”

(Quotes adapted from the Commonwealth Games Canada web site.)

Thank you to everyone who has been on this incredible ride with me.

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