British Wrestling is pleased to announce the England Wrestling long list for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Following the open nomination process featured on the British Wrestling website over 60 nominations were received. A meeting was held on the evening of Wednesday 26th August where all nominations were considered based on information submitted and domestic and international performances over the past two years. Athletes were selected to undergo a rigorous assessment process including technique assessment and fitness tests. This initial process has now concluded and 25 athletes have been selected for the long list.
The long list features previous Commonwealth medallists, Georgina Nelthorpe, Charlie Bowling and Syerus Eslami, who all returned with a Bronze medal from the 2018 Games. The list also continues the trend seen for the last games with just a few athletes over 30 and the majority in their late teens or early twenties.
With just under two years to go until the games, these athletes will be expected to progress and develop throughout the games preparation period. The long list athletes will meet on a monthly basis and train as a part of the GBR senior squad.
Team Leader, Eddy Kavanagh, said,
“With over 60 nominations originally applying for the England long list of athletes for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022, the competition for places is stronger than ever. After a rigorous process, 25 athletes have been selected to the long list providing tough competition in most weight categories. Within the list are the 3 medallists from the previous Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.“I would like to thank everyone who applied and with the number of athletes who put themselves forward, this shows that English wrestling is built from stronger foundations these days”.
Kamaljeet Kaur, 57kg (Wolverhampton WC)
Kelsey Barnes, 62kg (Sharples WC)
Georgina Nelthorpe, 76kg (Sharples WC)
Yahia Tahemi, 57kg (Brondesbury WC)
Harvey Ridings, 57kg (Aspull Warriors WC)
Malachy O’Rourke, 65kg (Sharples WC)
Ellis Crossley, 65kg (Sharples WC)
George Ramm, 65kg (Sharples WC)
James Smith, 65kg (Aspull Warriors WC)
Mohammed Mokaev, 65kg (City of Manchester WC)
Charlie Bowling, 74kg (Aspull Warriors WC)
Abdullah Hanan, 74kg (Brondesbury WC)
Adam Berry, 86kg (Aspull Warriors WC)
Amir Ghasemi, 86kg (Bury Defence Academy)
Ben Neal, 86kg (unattached)
Hardeep Singh, 86kg (Wolverhampton WC)
Lewis Mcgrath, 86kg (Sharples WC)
Nathan Livesey, 86kg (Bolton WC)
Nathaniel Brown, 86kg (Wolverhampton WC)
Syerus Eslami, 86kg (Legion WC)
Jacob Gavan, 86kg (City of Manchester WC)
Ash Roden, 97kg (Bolton WC)
Ben Pollin, 97kg (Bury Defence Academy)
William Longhurst, 97kg (unattached)
Jozef Klimack, 97kg (unattached)