2017 Commonwealth Championships, Johannesburg

14 Dec 2017

Athletes from England and Scotland attended the Commonwealth Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14-17th December 2017

 
The following countries were represented
Australia
AUS
Canada
CAN
Great Britain
GBR
ENG
SCO
 
India
IND
Jamaica
JAM
Nigeria
NGR
New Zealand
NZL
Pakistan
PAK
South Africa
RSA
Singapore
SGP
 
India sent 20 wrestlers, 2 in each weight category of the new 10 weight category competition that go live for all tournaments from 1 January 2018 onwards.
 
Georgina Nelthorpe wrestled three matches with wrestlers from India and Nigeria. Unfortunately she lost all matches: 0-11 against P. Pooja/IND, 6-8 against D. Guerreroayala/NGR and 0-7 against K. Kavita/IND.
 
Charlie Bowling beat Rudi Fouche/RSA 12-2, but then lost 10-0 to two Indian wrestlers (Amit Kumar Dhankhar) and (Kumar Arun) and 10-0 to Ghulam Ghous of Pakistan
 
Ross Connelly beat Suraj Singh/NZL 6-0 but was then beaten by Silver Medalist Jan Combrinck/RSA 10-0
 
Viorel Etko lost to Muhammad Bilal/PAK 10-0
 
Joe Hendry lost to Tayab Raza/PAK
 
 
Congratulations to Ross Connelly took Bronze against Hermanus Van den Berg/SA 12-2 in the repechage.
 
The athletes were accompanied by Anatolii Kharytoniuk (England National Coach) and Ian Wiggett (UWW Category III Referee).  Ian Wiggett also attended a meeting of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association on behalf of Wales, with Jem Lawson (on behalf of England and the other Home Nations) Skyping in.
  • Event Title: 2017 Commonwealth Championships, Johannesburg
  • Start Date: 14 Dec 2017
  • End Date: 17 Dec 2017
  • Venue:
    Johannesburg
    Carnival Casino,
    Big Top Arena
    Brakpan
    near Johannesburg City
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