Commonwealth Games Scotland has today announced that five wrestlers have been selected to represent Team Scotland at this summer’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Ross Connelly, from Cumbernauld, returns to Team Scotland for his second Games, having completed in the 57kg weight category in Gold Coast 2018. This summer he will step up to the 65kg division for Birmingham 2022.
Christelle Lemofack will compete at her second Commonwealth Games this summer, her first being Glasgow 2014 where she finished in fifth place whilst representing Cameroon. She will
be joined by Abbie Fountain who is the youngest of the five selected wrestlers at only 18 years old.
Earning selection for his first Commonwealth Games is Cameron Nicol, a former Brazilian Jiu jitsu competitor, who started wrestling only three years ago in 2019. The current 86kg Scottish Champion and British Champion will be joined by Nicolae Cojocaru who haș previously wrestled for Moldova and Romania and moved to Scotland in 2014.
Commenting on his selection Ross Connelly said: “I’m delighted to be part of Team Scotland for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Games are that bit more special
being so close to home – it gives a chance for friends and family to come and give us much needed support which I know will make the occasion extra special.”
Commenting on her selection Christelle Lemofack said: “I am really grateful for this opportunity. Representing Scotland in the 2022 Commonwealth Games it’s a dream come true for me.
“With the Games being close to home, it motivates me more. I’m really looking forward to proudly representing Scotland in Birmingham this summer.”
Speaking of the wrestling squad heading to Birmingham, Team Scotland Chef de Missionr Elinor Middlemiss said: “I am really pleased for all of the wrestlers selected to represent Scotland this summer. This latest announcement takes our squad total to 142. It is a mix of experience and new faces, but there are some great medal contenders in this squad and I look forward to seeing them compete on the mat in Birmingham.“
Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio
The freestyle Wrestling event will take place at Coventry Stadium & Indoor Arena on 5th
and 6th August 2022.