Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has appointed former Olympic, European and Commonwealth heptathlete champion Denise Lewis, OBE, as its new President.
Lewis, 43, won two Commonwealth gold medals at the 1994 Victoria and 1998 Kuala Lumpur Games. She went on to win gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and in 2011, was inducted into the England Athletics Hall Of Fame.
Regarded as one of England’s greatest-ever sportswomen, she is now hoping to use her vast and influential experience at the highest level to inspire the next generation of athletes.
Denise succeeds Dame Kelly Holmes, who retires from the position she held since 2009. Dame Kelly visited the wrestling events in Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.
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The Home Nations wrestling associations had a successful XX Games at Glasgow 2014 with England achieving five medals, Scotland two medals and Wales’ first ever wrestling medal. The Home Nations wrestling associations are already working towards further success at the Gold Coast Games in 2018.