ROUND-UP: Celebrating Erica Wiebe’s gold medal victory

Today was a good day.

A photo posted by Erica Wiebe (@eweebz) on

The community, the city, the entire country is cheering on Erica Wiebe’s gold medal victory in Olympic wrestling.  Here are some stories, interviews and photos from the last 24 hours.

Audio interviews from CBC Morning on Friday with Wiebe and her mom, Paula Preston:

Article from the Canadian Olympic Committee:
Erica Wiebe’s journey from “random person” to Olympic champion

In June, Wiebe had visited her old elementary school, Holy Spirit, in Stittsville, Ontario. While there, she made the students sing O Canada with her (“in both official languages” she was sure to note). When she stood on the top step of the podium and saw the maple leaf raise and the national anthem play in her honour, it was those students she thought of.

Article from CBC / Canadian Press:

Wrestler Erica Wiebe wins Canada’s 4th gold medal at Rio Olympics
(includes video of the full gold medal match)

“I’ve never had this much fun wrestling,” Wiebe said. “I just wanted to go out there, not think about what match it was or who I was wrestling.

Signs started going up all over the community today:

And the congrats keep coming in…

“Still doesn’t quite feel like this is real life,” she wrote on Instagram.

Still doesn't quite feel like this is real life. 🦄#rio2016 #gold

A photo posted by Erica Wiebe (@eweebz) on


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