Leon Rattigan, bronze medal winner in both Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 will participate in his third Commonwealth Games.
George Ramm will be making a second appearance in Team England colours after finishing in 7th place four years ago.The team includes 3 athletes, Charlie Bowling, Syerus Eslami and Georgina Nelthorpe who will be making their Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Georgina Nelthorpe said “It was unreal to be selected, I’m super proud to be on the team. I haven’t been to Australia before so it will be a unique experience for me and the competition will be of a really high standard.
“I can’t wait to be part of Team England and to get to know all of the other athletes and their sports. I definitely want to go for the gold and be the first English female ever to win a Commonwealth gold medal in wrestling but whatever happens the Games are going to be a really great experience.”Wrestling Team Leader Eddy Kavanagh said “We’ve got Leon Rattigan and George Ramm who have been to the Commonwealth Games before. George was just 17 when he competed in Glasgow and that was a great experience for him and we’re hopeful he will do really well on the Gold Coast. “All the new members of the team are under the age of twenty-three so it bodes well for the future of English and British Wrestling. It will be a superb for Georgina Nelthorpe, Syreus Eslami and Charlie Bowling to be involved in a multi-sport Games; outside of the Olympics this is the only chance wrestlers get to compete alongside other sports. We can’t wait to get out to Australia and for the Games to get underway.”