Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Weicker Captures Record Fourth Medal for Canada at a World Wrestling Championships

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Weicker Captures Record Fourth Medal for Canada at a World Wrestling Championships

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Canada's Weicker wins bronze at wrestling worlds

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BUDAPEST, Hungary - Canada's Diana Weicker earned a bronze medal in the women's the 53-kg event Wednesday at the world wrestling championships.

Weicker, a native of Kentville, N.S., who wrestles out of St. Catharines, Ont., defeated Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan 3-2 in the bout for bronze. The medal was the fourth for Canada, the most the team has ever captured at a world championship.

"I can't describe it," Weicker said. "It just all finally pays off, for everything you do. I put the work in over years and years and just didn't know that there is an outcome."

The medal capped off the most successful world championships for a Canadian women's team. On Wednesday, Justina Di Stasio (Burnaby, B.C., 72 kilograms) won gold, Danielle Lappage (Olds, Alta. …

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