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Viorel Etko

Wrestling

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Viorel Etko
Wrestling, 61kg - Men

In winning bronze at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Viorel joined Alex Gladkov in ending a 20 year wait for a Scottish medal in Wrestling. Prior to his medal triumph, he took 5th place at Delhi 2010. Gold Coast 2018 was Viorel’s third appearance at a Commonwealth Games, where he finished 12th. Prior to Gold Coast 2018 Viorel won gold at the 2018 English Open Championships, retaining his title from 2017, and took top spot at the 2017 British Closed Championships. On the international scene he took the silver medal at the 2017 World Veteran Championships and 7th place at the Commonwealth Championships the same year.

His wife Laura represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia, competing in Artistic Gymnastics.

  • Date of Birth 23/02/1978
  • Birth Place Gorodiste, Moldova
  • Hometown Aberdeen
  • Lives Old Meldrum
  • Coach Volodymyr Gladkov
  • Club Scottish Wrestling Squad
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2010, 2014, 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Gladiator and Cinderella Man

  • I eat...

    BBQ.

  • I listen to...

    Fire by Kasabian

  • Sporting Hero

    Muhammad Ali

  • Dream holiday destination

    Hawaii

  • I read....

    Lifestyle advice books, sports science and general knowledge literature

  • Dream job as a child

    Soldier

Career Highlights

12 th
Gold Coast 2018
Freestyle Wrestling Men - 61kg
1 st
2018 English Open Championships
61kg
2 nd
2017 World Veteran Championships
58kg
1 st
2017 English Open Championships
61kg
7 th
2017 Commonwealth Championships
57kg
1 st
2017 British Closed Championships
61kg
3 rd
Glasgow 2014
Freestyle Wrestling Men - 61kg
1 st
2014 English Senior Championships
5 th
Delhi 2010
Freestyle Wrestling Men - 60kg