Sports Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe carries flag at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

05:56  16 april  2018
05:56  16 april  2018 Source:   Global News

Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony

  Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony The reigning Olympic champion successfully defended her Commonwealth title in the women's 75-kilogram category by pinning Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the gold-medal match

Watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony . CBC.ca - 04 Apr 2018 Canada is sending 283 athletes to Australia, including defending champions such as decathlete Damian Warner and wrestler Erica Wiebe . The team also includes

Erica Wiebe of Canada hold up her gold medal after beating Jyoti of India in the Nordic System 75kg wrestling bout at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 23: Cecil Afrika carries the South African flag during the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth

Erica Wiebe defeated Nigeria's Blessing Onyebuchi to capture women's wrestling gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.© Dan Galbraith / Commonwealth Games Canada Erica Wiebe defeated Nigeria's Blessing Onyebuchi to capture women's wrestling gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe hopes that a successful defence of her gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games serves as preparation for an attempt at the same feat in the next Summer Olympic Games.

Wiebe, who trains in Calgary, captured gold in the women’s 76-kilogram freestyle wrestling competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia Thursday. She also won gold at the 2014 event in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Diver Meaghan Benfeito leads Canada into the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, as flag -bearer. Canada is sending 283 athletes to Australia, including defending champions such as decathlete Damian Warner and wrestler Erica Wiebe .

Clockwise from top left, Erica Wiebe ( wrestling ), Damian Warner (decathlon), Ghislaine Landry (rugby sevens) and Canadian Chef de Mission Claire Carver-Dias, a two-time Commonwealth Games champion in synchronized Meaghan Benfeito named Canada 's Commonwealth Games flag -bearer.

“My goal is to represent Canada in Tokyo 2020 and if I get that opportunity, it’s going to be another familiar feeling,” Wiebe, who also won a gold medal at 2016 Summer Olympic Games, said in an interview with Global News Morning Calgary on Sunday.

“There’s going to be a different kind of pressure, but I love the pressure, that’s what I live for as an athlete.”

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Wiebe was also selected as Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony Sunday night in Australia. She said the feeling was “surreal” when she walked into the stadium.

“Holding the flag and walking into the stadium with tens of thousands of people, it’s an incredible feeling,” Wiebe said.

“I’ve watched so many of my role models and people that I look up to take that honour and it’s an incredible opportunity to be a role model for future athletes.”

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games featured 6,600 athletes from 71 nations. Canada finished the games in fourth place, earning 82 medals in total, while Australia was at the top of the medal standings, with 198.

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