Windsor wrestler wins silver at Canadian Wrestling Championships
Selina Renaud was greeted by supporters at the Windsor airport on Monday, April 8, 2019. (Bob Bellacicco / CTV Windsor)
It was a hero's welcome for a Windsor high school student.
Selina Renaud was greeted by supporters at the Windsor airport Monday afternoon after winning a silver medal at the national meet for club wrestlers in Fredericton, New Brunswick this past weekend.
The 17-year-old Lajeunesse student finished second at the 2019 U17 / U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships.
Renaud needed to pin her opponent during her last match of the tournament in order to qualify for the 2019 United World Wrestling Pan-Am Championships in Mexico. She pulled it off early in the second round after a shoulder throw to secure the win.
“That was the goal all year so I'm happy to be able to represent Canada there,” says Renaud. “It was my last chance to go at this age group, or else it would be the next is up to 21-years-old so I was really happy I was able to accomplish it.”
Other winners in Fredericton included Chloe Helbin who won gold while Roger Li and Gabriel Sementilli won silver.
The 2019 Pan-Am Games will be held in Mexico at the end of June.