Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe loses semifinal at Individual World Cup in Serbia


In a stunning loss, reigning Olympic wrestling champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., dropped a 2-1 semifinal decision to 2017 world champion Yasemin Adar of Turkey on Tuesday at the Individual World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Wiebe, who secured a spot for the Tokyo Olympics at the Pan Am qualifier in March, will wrestle in Wednesday’s repechage for a chance to advance to the bronze-medal match in the women’s 76-kilogram division.

The 31-year-old was defeated by fall after taking a 1-0 lead on a passivity call.

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