Sports Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony

17:10  14 april  2018
17:10  14 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe carries flag at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

  Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe carries flag at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe carries flag at Commonwealth Games closing ceremonyCanadian wrestler Erica Wiebe hopes that a successful defence of her gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games serves as preparation for an attempt at the same feat in the next Summer Olympic Games.

She has been honoured as Team Canada ' s flag bearer for tonight's Closing Ceremony . "It's been an absolutely amazing competition," said Morin-Houde, who one day hopes to represent Canada at the senior Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

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Canada's Erica Wiebe will carry the Canadian flag into the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.© Manish Swarup/Associated Press Canada's Erica Wiebe will carry the Canadian flag into the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe was named flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The reigning Olympic champion successfully defended her Commonwealth title in the women's 75-kilogram category by pinning Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the gold-medal match

"I am incredibly honoured to be named flag-bearer," the 28-year-old from Stittsville, Ont., said in a press release. "It feels surreal and I can only imagine the moment I will put the Canadian flag in my hand and walk into the stadium. It's an honour that an athlete only dreams of."

Erica Wiebe goes around the world and back to defend Commonwealth gold

  Erica Wiebe goes around the world and back to defend Commonwealth gold Erica Wiebe has come — and gone — a long way in the last four years, but the Canadian wrestling star was happy to return to the Commonwealth Games to defend her title and take another step towards repeating as Olympic champion. "My goal was to pet a koala, get a tan and get a gold medal.

Canada ' s Olympic bobsled champions received one of the Games' highest honours, chosen to carry Canada ' s flag into Sunday's closing ceremonies .

Oleksiak was named Canada ’ s flag bearer after she earned four medals in the pool during the first week of the Games, working towards Opening ceremonies flag bearer Rosie McLennan took home a repeat gold in women’s trampoline, Derek Drouin won the men’s high jump, and Erica Wiebe took

Wiebe's medal is one of Canada's 15 golds at these Games; Canadians have won 81 medals over 10 days of competition so far and set a goal of winning 100 before the Games end on Sunday.

"To win the 2014 Commonwealth Games, then the 2016 Olympic Games, and repeat again as Commonwealth champion is an amazing achievement," said Canadian Chef de Mission Claire Carver-Dias. "With her unquenchable energy and love of the Commonwealth sport movement, Erica embodies the true spirit of Canada's amazing athletes."

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