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Erica Wiebe pins Ukrainian opponent for wrestling bronze medal in Kyiv

Canada's Erica Wiebe collected her third pin of the tournament, defeating Ukraine's Anna Melnyk in the women’s 76-kilogram bronze-medal match at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial on Saturday.

Fellow Canadian Olivia Di Bacco bringing home silver from women's 68 kg final

Canada's Erica Wiebe earned her third pin of the tournament, defeating Ukraine's Anna Melnyk in the women’s 76-kilogram bronze-medal match on Saturday at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters/File)

This time, Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe will return home with a medal around her neck.

The native of Stittsville, Ont., collected her third pin of the tournament, defeating Ukraine's Anna Melnyk in the women's 76-kilogram bronze-medal match at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial on Saturday.

In December, the 31-year-old Wiebe lost a battle for bronze at a World Cup event in Belgrade, Serbia.

After winning her first two matches by pin Friday, the Calgary resident fell to Aiperi Medet Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan by pin in the semifinals.

WATCH | Olympic-bound Wiebe earns bronze in Ukraine:

Wiebe dominates Melnyk to claim bronze in Kyiv

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Stittsville, Ontario's Erica Wiebe pinned Anna Melnyk of Ukraine to take bronze at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial. 6:44

The reigning Olympic champion in the 75-kg freestyle class has already qualified for the Tokyo Games this summer. 

Wiebe's teammate, Olivia Di Bacco of Orillia, Ont., won silver after losing her 68 kg gold-medal match to Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan.

WATCH | Olivia Di Bacco of Orillia, Ont., brings home silver:

Di Bacco takes silver after loss on criteria in Kyiv final

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Olivia Di Bacco of Orillia, Ontario brought home a silver medal after losing to Kyrgyzstan's Meerim Zhumanazarova in Kyiv, Ukraine. 7:34

Toronto's Dillon Williams (70 kg) and Jessica Brouillette (62 kg) of Barrie, Ont., will compete in Sunday's repechage with a chance to qualify for their respective bronze-medal matches.

Fellow Canadians Samantha Stewart, Diana Weicker, Tianna Kennett, Michelle Fazzari and Hunter Lee were unable to make their semifinal matches.

After this weekend, Canadian wrestlers will return to the mats March 4-7 at the Matteo Pellicone tournament in Rome.

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