Verhoeven falls just short in medal pursuit

Staff ~ Transcontinental Media
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SLEMON PARK -- Wrestler Nicolaas Verhoeven fell just short in his bid to win P.E.I.'s first medal at the 2009 Canada Summer Games on Friday afternoon.

Verhoeven, who's from Cornwall, lost the bronze-medal match in to Mandeep Singh Sandhu of British Columbia. Sandhu had also defeated Verhoeven in the team competition Wednesday.

Earlier Friday, Ilya Abelev defeated Verhoeven in a semifinal match.

Geographic location: Canada, Cornwall, British Columbia

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