Beamsville wrestler Tonya Verbeek gets Olympic tune-up in Austria
Olympic champion Carol Huynh also among four women bound for London
Beamsville wrestler Tonya Verbeek looking to add gold to Olympic collection
Canadian Olympic Committee
ST. CATHARINES -- Beamsville wrestler Tonya Verbeek, shown here with her bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympics, hopes to add gold to her collection in London. She also won silver in Athens in 2004. June 8, 2012
GOTZIS, AUSTRIA -- Two-time Olympic medallist Tonya Verbeek, of Beamsville, and three other London-bound Canadian wrestlers will get some pre-Games action in this weekend in Austria.
All four women wrestlers who have qualified to be nominated for the Olympic team will be wrestling in an international open tournament on Saturday.
"We are excited about this tournament," said Olympic coach Leigh Vierling, in a press release. "The event will be a good way for our girls to prepare for the Olympic Games. We had a great showing at the Women's World Cup last weekend, and we are looking to fine-tune our preparations and operations prior to the Olympic Games."
In addition to Verbeek, Canada will be represented by Olympic champion Carol Huynh of British Columbia, Martine Dugrenier of Quebec and Leah Callahan of Alberta.