28th April 2022. Team England’s Wrestling team has been announced for the 2022 Commonwealth Games including former 2018 Commonwealth bronze medallists, Charlie Bowling and Georgina Nelthorpe.
Nine names are set to star for Team England as part of their Wrestling team:
Speaking on their excitement about being part of the team, Team England Generation 22 athlete Georgina Nelthorpe said: “I’m very excited to be back representing Team England at the home Games in Birmingham and I am planning on building on my previous bronze medal.”
Kelsey Barnes added: “I’m very excited to be attending my first multi-sport Games. I’m looking forward to competing for Team England in Birmingham and having all of my friends and family there to support me too,” while Mandhir Kooner shared: “Being from the West Midlands and representing team England is a proud moment for me. I’m excited for the home Games experience!”
Team England’s Chef de Mission, Mark England OBE, welcomed the athletes to the team: “There’s some fantastic experience among these athletes nominated with former Commonwealth medallists putting the squad in a great position heading into a home Games. Georgina was our sole female wrestler on the Gold Coast and it’s great to see her selected again and now joined by Chloe, Kelsey and Sarah. I look forward to seeing some standout performances on the mat in Coventry.”
Craig Anthony, CEO of British Wrestling, said: “It’s fantastic to be announcing the Team England wrestlers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With the final few months to go preparations are well underway and the team will be in a great position to make the most of the home games atmosphere at the Coventry Stadium and Indoor Arena.”
The wrestlers will join a team of over 400 Team England athletes in total at Birmingham 2022, and will hope to capitalise on the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring home success in their own country.
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event with a fully integrated programme of para sport disciplines and this year’s Games promises to be extra special with full stadiums and arenas after Tokyo 2020 took place behind closed doors. Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history after a new discipline of Women’s T20 Cricket and Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis were confirmed.
You can get behind Team England by following its social channels where each athlete will become Part of the Pride in the run up to Birmingham. The freestyle Wrestling event will take place on Friday August 5th and Saturday August 6th at Coventry Stadium and Indoor Arena, where competitors will compete across a range of different weight categories.