Amazon Prime – Erica Wiebe wrestling schedule: How to watch Canada star’s events live at 2021 Olympics
Five years ago, Erica Wiebe left the mat in Rio with a shiny gold medal around her neck. Now she is back, with another one in her sights.
Wiebe is just one of three Canadian women to win an Olympic medal, and the other two have multiples. Grimsby, Ont., native Tonya Verbeek has two silvers (2004, 2012) and a bronze (2008) at 55kg. Carol Huynh, who hails from Hazelton, B.C., won gold in 2008 and bronze in 2012 at 48kg.
Now the Stittsville, Ont., wrestler will be looking to add to her haul too. In Rio, she won gold at 75kg and in Tokyo, she’ll be competing at 76kg in freestyle. She earned her spot with a gold at the 2020 Pan American Olympic qualifier. The 32-year-old is coming off a gold medal at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series in March and a bronze in June’s Poland Open.
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch one of Canada’s greatest Olympians as she looks to add to her trophy case:
Which event is Erica Wiebe competing in?
Wiebe is competing at 76kg. As mentioned, she won her gold in 2016 at 75kg.
She will open things up against Epp Mae, who won silver at the Poland Open. The pair met in the first round of the Rio Games, with Wiebe winning 6-4. The Estonian got one back at the 2018 women’s world championships, where she was trailing 3-1 with under five seconds left but scored on a takedown for the win. Wiebe won bronze at the tournament.
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It could be a good omen if Wiebe can begin her 2021 road to gold the same way she did in 2016. As for the rest of the way, the expectation is it’ll be Wiebe and the United States Adeline Gray in the final.
How to watch the Olympics in Canada
CBC will be the broadcast home of the Tokyo Olympics in Canada. The coverage will be ’round the clock, as the network will air four six-hour programs covering all things Olympics and events featuring Team Canada. CBC will show live and tape-delayed coverage of the major events. Partners TSN and Sportsnet will also have select events.
Streamers will also have plenty of ways to watch the games in Canada. CBC Gem and the CBC Olympics app will both provide streaming options for Canadians, and CBC.ca will provide live events, highlights and replays of various CBC-aired sports throughout the Olympics.
Audiences will also be able to watch CBC’s coverage through Amazon Prime Video, television service providers Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Telus and through connected TV devices Apple TV, FireTV, Google Chromecast and Roku TV (via the CBC TV and CBC Gem apps).
Erica Wiebe schedule, results
Saturday, July 31
|Epp Mae (Estonia)||10:35 p.m.|
Wiebe lost 5-4 and will not have to wait and see with repechage.