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Burnaby's Justina Di Stasio claims silver at wrestling French Grand Prix

Canadian women's team picks up five medals in the first event of 2023.
Burnaby's Justina Di Stasio took home silver at the 2023 Grand Prix of France.

Burnaby wrestler Justina Di Stasio started 2023 off on the right foot. 

The 30-year-old captured silver at the Grand Prix of France this past weekend in the 76 kg weight class, her first event of the year. 

The Canadian women's team was able to pick up five medals including one gold from Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Coquitlam in the 62 kg weight category. 

Di Stasio and Karla Godinez Gonzalez (53 kg) won silver medals while Tianna Kennett (57 kg) and Taylor Follensbee (76 kg) took bronze. 

Di Stasio previously won gold at the 2018 World Championships in the 72 kg category. 

In August, she finished on top of the podium at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the 76 kg women's freestyle wrestling category as well as bronze at the 2022 Senior Pan-American Championships in Mexico. 

Di Stasio, who lives in Coquitlam, has several other medals to her name, including gold at the 2019 Pan-American Games, as well as four more gold from past Pan-American Championships.