Georgina Wins Commonwealth Bronze

Many congratulations to F&W Warehouse Administrator Georgina Nelthorpe, who has won a bronze medal in the wrestling at the Commonwealth Games on 12th April.

Born in Guildford, Georgina started wrestling at school in Saskatchewan, Canada, having been drawn to the sport with encouragement from her elder sister who also wrestled and from her school sports teacher who had identified her talent. Six years later and a move back to the UK, Georgina was selected for England team in the 76kg category.

Coached by Eddie Kavanagh at the Sharples Club, Bolton, Georgina has been successful at Canadian City, Provincial and National levels four times. At the official announcement and team photo session, Georgina said: “My overall target is to bring home the gold medal for England,” said the East Lancashire star. “It would be a huge honour just to make it onto the podium though and bring home a medal for England wrestling.” Well, Georgina has achieved one of her goals and with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham UK in 2022; the next few years are going to be an extremely busy time for our medallist.