Gold Coast Call Up for Georgina

With less than 50 days to go to the Opening Ceremony, Team England have named five wrestlers taking the total number of athletes who will compete For Team and Country on the Gold Coast to 268. The team includes three athletes, who will be making their Commonwealth Games debut one of whom is Fagan & Whalley, Burnley Bridge, Warehouse Administrator, Georgina Nelthorpe.

At the official announcement and team photo session, Georgina who will compete in the Women’s 76kilo category 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.”

If you want to follow Georgina’s progress, subject to schedule changes, she will be competing on Thursday 12th April between 10:30am–1:30pm local time with the final at 5pm that afternoon. More information can be found at the England team’s website: teamengland.org/commonwealth-games-2018

 

From left to right: Leon Rattigan, Syerus Eslami, Georgina Nelthorpe, George Ramm and Charlie Bowling.