According to the Commonwealth Games website, three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling champion with the University of Calgary Dinos Erica Wiebe of Ottawa, Ontario won the gold medal on Wednesday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Wiebe won the gold medal in the women's 75kg freestyle wrestling competition.
Due to the fact there were less than six competitors in the competition, the five female wrestlers competed in what was known as a Nordic round (similar to a round robin), with each wrestler wrestling each other. Wiebe went a perfect 4-0 She defeated Annabelle Ali of Cameroon, Jyoti of India, Sophie Edwards of England and Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria. Ali won silver and Onyebuchi won bronze.
Wiebe's closest competition was her match against Ali where she only won by a score of 3-1. Wiebe is one of five Canadians to win a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, joining Korey Jarvis of Elliot Lake, Ontario in the men's 125kg, David Tremblay of Windsor, Ontario in the men's 61kg, Arjun Gill of Surrey, British Columbia in the men's 97 kg, and World Championship silver medalist Dorothy Yeats of Montreal, Quebec in the women's 69 kg.
Two Calgary natives also came away with bronze medals on Wednesday. Nathan Gafuik was part of the Canadian team that finished third in the men's team gymnastics and Brooklyn Snodgrass of Calgary won the bronze medal in the women's 50m backstroke swimming competition.
In the men's team gymnastics, Gafuik, along with Scott Morgan of Vancouver, British Columbia; Anderson Loran of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ontario and Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, British Columbia posted a score of 252.078 points to finish behind gold medal winning England and silver medal winning Scotland. The Canadian men's team salvaged a podium finish, something the Canadian women were shockingly unable to accomplish.
In the women's 50m backstroke, Snodgrass finished behind gold medalist Georgia Davies of Wales and silver medalist Lauren Quigley of England. Snodgrass finished with a time of 27.97 seconds. Snodgrass beat Emily Seebohm of Australia by one hundredth of a second to get on to the podium.