Amar Dhesi secures gold as Canada’s medal haul continues at Rome wrestling occasion

Canada’s medal haul continued Saturday on the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling occasion in Rome, Italy. A Canadian trio of wrestlers captured three medals, together with a gold-medal efficiency from Amar Dhesi. 

Dhesi, of Surrey, B.C., received three of his 4 matches within the 125-kilogram spherical robin. The 25-year-old misplaced his ultimate match to Kazakhstan’s Yusup Batirmurzaev, however his wins earlier have been sufficient to safe the top spot on the rostrum.

Canada’s Diana Wicker and Samantha Stewart have been matched up in the identical 53-kg round-robin group, and wrestled every other for the top seed within the group. Weicker got here out on top 9-4. In the finals, Weicker, of Kentville, N.S., misplaced to India’s Vinesh Phogat 4-0. Stewart captured bronze with a pin on India’s Nandini Bajirao Salokhe. 

On Friday, reigning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe dominated opponent Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza of Egypt 10-0 within the 76-kg gold-medal match, while fellow Canadian Michelle Fazzari additionally took residence gold within the girls’s 62-kg division with a 2-1 win over Marianna Sastin of Hungary.

WATCH | Olympic-bound Wiebe claims gold medal in Rome:

Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., received the gold medal within the girls’s 76 kg division on the United World Wrestling’s Matteo Pellicone in Rome. 8:27

Olivia Di Bacco of Orillia, Ont., secured a comeback victory towards American Alexandria Glaude of their 68-kg bronze match. 

Action continues on Saturday with Canadian wrestlers Dillon Williams, Clayton Pye, and Hunter Leeset to compete. The occasion contributes towards seeding factors on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

WATCH | Fazzari takes residence gold in 62-kg division:

Michelle Fazzari of Hamilton, Ont., beats Marianna Sastin of Hungary 2-1 within the 62 kg ultimate on the United World Wrestling’s Matteo Pellicone in Rome. 7:59

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