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Canadians set for final World Olympic Qualifier

May 07, 2024

ISTANBUL, TURKIYE – Canadian wrestlers are set for the final World Olympic Qualifier this week, May 9-12, in Istanbul, Turkiye. This will be the final opportunity for wrestlers to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

After qualifying five athletes at the Pan-American Olympic Qualifiers, Feb. 28 – March 1, in Mexico, Canada will look to add to the Paris roster at this final Qualifier. In total, Canada will send nine athletes across the three styles (Men’s Greco-Roman, Men’s Freestyle and Women’s Wrestling). The top three from each weight class will qualify for Paris 2024. The two winners of a weight class’s semifinals will automatically qualify. The tournament will feature a repechage and the two bronze medal winners will square off for the final spot.

The tournament begins on Thursday, May 9th with the Greco-Roman preliminary and qualification rounds. The Greco-Roman repechage, bronze and true third match will take place on May 10th. The Women’s preliminary and qualification rounds are scheduled for May 10th, with their repechage, bronze and true third matches set for the 11th. The Men’s Freestyle concludes the event with the preliminary and qualification rounds on May 11th and the repechage, bronze and true third matches set for May 12th.

Canadian World Qualifier Team

Weight Class Name Hometown Club
WW 50kg MORRISON, Genevieve Embrun, ON National Capital WC
WW 53kg GODINEZ GONZALEZ, Karla Surrey, BC Burnaby Mountain WC
WW 68kg MORAIS, Linda Montreal, QC Montreal – NTC
FS 57kg CAPELLAN, Darthe Coquitlam, BC Burnaby Mountain WC
FS 65kg MCNEIL, Lachlan North York, ON Team Impact
FS 74kg LEWIS, Stone Montreal, QC Montreal – NTC
FS 97kg RANDHAWA, Nishan Abbotsford, BC Burnaby Mountain WC
GR 77kg YEATS, John Montreal, QC Tritton Performance
GR 87kg NARLIDIS, Ioannis Toronto, ON London-Western WC


For full tournament information, including brackets, results and streaming (via UWW+) visit the tournament page: https://uww.org/event/world-og-qualifier-0/results