Erica Wiebe, Korey Jarvis take Commonwealth wrestling gold

Canadians Erica Wiebe and Korey Jarvis each won a gold medal in their weight class Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe, right, defeated Nigeria's Blessing Onyebuchi in the semifinals, then went on to win gold in the women's 75-kg division. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Canadians Erica Wiebe and Korey Jarvis each captured a gold medal in their weight class Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Wiebe, from Stittsville, Ont., took the women's 75-kilogram division.She won all four of her matches, capping her run by defeating Indian wrestler Jyoti by pinfall. She also beat England's Sophie Edwards, Cameroon's Annabel Ali and Nigeria's Blessing Onyebuchi on points.

"When I won it was emotional," said Wiebe. "This is what I have been thinking about and dreaming about. It was awesome to have that moment for myself, the first time that I did this at a big event," said Wiebe. "I have never had my anthem played so I was thinking about that before I went out there and that is what I was wrestling for today."​

Jarvis, from Elliot Lake, Ont., won the men's 125-kg class.

He defeated Rajeev Tomar in the final, outscoring the Indian 3-0. Tomar took silver, while England's Chinu Xxx and Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic took bronze.

Jarvis was the silver medallist four years ago in India.

"It was a tight win, but it was too long," he said. "The silver medal in Delhi haunted my dreams. Glad I got the gold here."

Also Tuesday, Jasmine Mian of Barrie, Ont., won bronze in the women's 48-kilogram event, defeating Nigeria's Rosemary Nweke 13-2 in a bronze-medal match.

Canadians also won gold medals Tuesday in the decathlon (Damian Warner), hammer throw (Jim Steacy), women's mountain bike (Catharine Pendrel), the women's 75-kg weightlifting division (Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau), and the men's 1,500-metre freestyle swimming event (Ryan Cochrane, who repeated as champion).

With files from The Canadian Press


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