Wrestling in Canada

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The combat sport wrestling has been practised in Canada for more than a century, with the first amateur wrestling championships being held at Toronto's Argonaut Rowing Club in 1901. The sport has grown considerably since that time, and in 1969 the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association was formed. Now known as Canada Wrestling Lutte, it is the national governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada, and its purpose is to encourage and develop the widest participation and highest proficiency in Olympic wrestling in Canada. [1] [2]

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At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Carol Huynh won a bronze medal in the women's -48 kg category, and Tonya Verbeek won a silver medal in the -55 kg freestyle competition. [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Wrestling". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  2. "About CAWA". Wrestling Canada Lutte website. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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