Canada’s Amar Dhesi, Jordie Steen clinch Olympic wrestling berths

Amar Dhesi of Surrey, B.C., and Jordie Steen of Windsor, Ont., will join fellow wrestlers Erica Wiebe and Danielle Lappage in representing Canada at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Dhesi pinned Charles Merrill of Puerto Rico for a semifinal victory on Sunday at the Pan-American qualifying tournament in Ottawa to guarantee a top-two finish and a Summer Games berth.

Earlier, Steen went on an ankle-lace attack and scored 13 unanswered points in his semifinal against Luis Miguel Sosa of the Dominican Republic after trailing 2-0.

Wiebe, the defending Olympic women’s champion in the 76-kilogram division, and Lappage secured Olympic spots at the Shaw Centre on Saturday.

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