Olympic Dreams and History in Waiting
Wrestling Canada Lutte – (Rio de Janeiro) – With the Olympic flame now lit and the Rio opening ceremony flag raised, the 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, have begun. For eight Canadian wrestlers, under the distant shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue and not too far from Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro’s famed beach, the time is now to take advantage of the opportunity that their hard work has granted them; the opportunity to shine on the Olympic stage.
Canada’s eight wrestlers representing Wrestling Canada Lutte at these Olympics, the #6Pack as they are known on social channels, Jasmine Mian (48 KG), Jillian Gallays (53 KG), Michelle Fazzari (58 KG), Danielle Lappage (63 KG), Dorothy Yeats (69 KG) and Erica Wiebe (75 KG) as well as men’s freestyle Olympians Haislan Garcia (65 KG) and Korey Jarvis (125 KG) arrived on Thursday August 4th, one day before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony. Touring the village for the first time the athletes were beaming with an excitement that built all day and would make it hard for any to sleep that night, only to rise as the opening ceremony day was upon them.
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