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Wrestling In The Commonwealth Games

Wrestling is an optional sport on the Commonwealth Games programme, although it was one of the original six sports included in the inaugural Games in 1930. The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games saw the inclusion of a women’s Wrestling competition for the first time.
Wrestling competition is held in accordance with the rules of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).
  • Core / Optional Optional
  • Appearances In The Games 18
  • First Games Hamilton 1930
  • Most Recent Games Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland’s Wrestling Medal Count:
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  • Total: 21
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Did You Know?

  • Three nations competed in Wrestling at the 1930 Games compared to the 23 nations represented at Gold Coast 2018.

  • Scotland won two bronze medals in Wrestling at Glasgow 2014 - the nation's first medals in the sport for 20 years.

  • Scotland's only gold medallist in Wrestling is Edward Melrose who took victory in 1934.

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Competition Format

Freestyle Wrestling is contested at the Commonwealth Games across seven weight categories for both men and women.

Each country is permitted to enter up to two athletes per weight category, with a maximum of seven women and seven men in total.

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