Wrestling

Canada's Jeremy Poirier takes loss in quarter-finals at wrestling world championships

Canadian freestyle wrestler Jeremy Poirier was eliminated from competition at the senior world championships on Sunday in Oslo, Norway.

Fellow Canadian Sam Barmish will compete in Monday's repechage

In his senior world championships debut, Jeremy Poirier suffered an 10-0 defeat in his quarter-finals match of the 92-kilogram division, falling to American J'den Michael Tbory Cox. (United World Wrestling)

Canadian freestyle wrestler Jeremy Poirier was eliminated from competition at the senior world championships on Sunday in Oslo, Norway.

The Saint-Louis, N.B, native, suffered an 10-0 defeat in his quarter-final match in the 92-kilogram division, falling to U.S. wrestler J'den Michael Tbory Cox.

After a pair of takedowns from Cox, the 24-year-old Poirier trailed 6-0 following the first half and was unable to score any offence throughout.

In his senior world championships debut, Poirier advanced past the round of 16 with a win by fall just 49 seconds into his match against Venezuela's Gilberto Segundo Ayala Rodriguez.

Fellow Canadian Sam Barmish has advanced to the repechage in the 79-kg division following an opening match loss to American Jordan Burroughs.

Burroughs scored three quick takedowns to defeat Barmish of Hampstead, Que., 10-0.

Barmish later secured a win via forfeit after Kazakhstan's Bolat Sakayev didn't show for his round of 16 match. He will meet Russian Wrestling Federation athlete Radik Valiev on Monday for an opportunity to compete in the bronze medal match.

Canada's Darthe Capellan was eliminated from the 57-kg division competition following a loss to Japan's Toshiya Abe in their qualification match. 

The 25-year-old of Surrey, B.C., held a 2-1 lead but his opponent was able to turn him twice and quickly turn the match around for the 8-3 victory.

The world championships began on Saturday and will run through Oct. 10, with Canada represented by a total of 15 wrestlers between the men's and women's side.

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