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#OurAthletes: Follow Erica Wiebe's road to Rio

​Ottawa-native Erica Wiebe is one to watch as she wrestles for Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Follow her in our live blog.

Team Canada wrestler was born in Stittsville

Ottawa's Erica Elizabeth Wiebe reacts after defeating China's Zhang Fengliu during the women's 75-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 18, 2016. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press)

​Ottawa-native Erica Wiebe is one to watch as she wrestles for Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

As the Olympics approach, she'll be using the hashtag #OurAthletes to share a behind-the-scenes look at her training, hobbies and passions — plus her experiences as she gears up to compete in Brazil.

To find out what life is like for an Olympian, follow in the live blog below.

You can also search #OurAthletes to find out what other Canadian Olympians are up to.

About Erica Wiebe

Erica had a passion for sports at an early age. She's come a long way since signing up for co-ed wrestling practice in Grade 9 at Sacred Heart High School.

Now 26, the Stittsville native already has some impressive accomplishments under her belt. She is a six-time Canadian National Champion, three-time CIS National Champion, 2014 Commonwealth Games Champion and 2014 FISU University World Champion.

Off the mat, Erica is also an ambassador for Fast & Female, Right to Play and KidSport Calgary.

CBC Ottawa wishes Erica and all Canadian athletes competing in the Olympic Games, which run from August 5 to 21. Good luck!

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