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10 Canadians to wrestle in Beijing

Wrestling Canada has announced the 10 Canadians who will compete at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Wrestling Canada has announced the 10 Canadians who will compete at the Beijing Olympic Games.

The four women selected for the freestyle team are Calgary’s Carol Huynh at 48 kg, Athens silver medallist Tonya Verbeek of Ontario at 55 kg, Martine Dugrenier of Quebec at 63 kg and Ohenewa Akuffo of Ontario at 72 kg.

On the men’s side Saeed Azerbayjani of Ontario at 60 kg and David Zilberman of Quebec at 96 kg will join a three-person contingent from British Columbia to make up the freestyle team. Haislan Garcia will represent Canada at 66 kg, Matt Gentry at 74 kg and Travis Cross at 84 kg.

The lone Canadian man selected for Olympic Greco Roman competition is Alberta’s Ari Taub, in the 120 kg weight class.