2nd European Games 2019 Minsk
Georgina Nelthorpe (GBR) df. Daria Osocka (POL) by Pin 2-5
Sabira Aliyeva (AZE) df. Georgina Nelthorpe 8-2
7th place finish for Georgina
Georgina got off to a good start in her first match.
Winning by a pin over Daria Osocka (Gold medalist at 2015 U23 European Games) of Poland, the commentary from Coach Eddy Kavanagh, “Was 1-1 early in 2nd round, when Polish athlete went for a leg attack and scored. Georgina countered (with the Polish athlete 5-2 ahead) and pinned her after getting control in the scramble”.
In her second match (Quarterfinals,) Georgina encountered Sabira Aliyeva (Bronze medallist at 2018 Senior European Championships).
Georgina performed well and wasn’t too far away from the Aliyeva in terms of class. Georgina is definitely making progress and closing the gap with the other 76kg wrestlers out on the international circuit.
GBR Athlete – Georgina Nelthorpe (76kgs) has qualified, in accordance with the UWW qualification criteria, (at the 2019 Senior European Championships, April 2019 in Bucharest, Romania) and been nominated by the BWA Selection Panel to the British Olympic Association to represent TeamGB at the 2019 Minsk European Games, and been selected for Team GB by the British Olympic Association.
Georgina will be supported by GBR Team Manager and Coach Eddie Kavanagh