Weekend Round Up: Wrestling Winners, World Record and a Commonwealth Title

August 2, 2021

While the spotlight shines on the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Scottish athletes were in fine form elsewhere with some outstanding results across the weekend.


Scotland’s wrestlers scored a convincing win in their dual match with England on Saturday, taking the victory 5-1. The team of Christelle Lemofack, Ross McFarlane, Ross Connelly, Nicolae Cojocaru, Kieran Malone and Cameron Nicol put in a superb performance at Lilleshall as they continue their pursuit of places at next year’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Nathaniel Collins, who represented Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, was crowned the new Commonwealth featherweight champion, just eight fights into his professional career. He was in devastating form and was roared onto victory by a passionate home crowd in Hamilton, taking the win over Ghana’s Felix Williams with a third round KO.


Kayleigh Haggo was once again in record form at the Glasgow Athletics Miler Meet on Saturday, clocking 6:14.35 to take the 1500m World Record in the RR2 Frame Running class. It underlines her dominance in this discipline that she now holds all sic RR2 World Records simultaneously – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m.


Scots Sarah Bryce for Oval Invincibles, Kathryn Bryce for Trent Rockets and Abtaha Maqsood for Birmingham Phoenix were all in action in The Hundred in a new, shorter format with just 100 balls per side. The Invincibles now sit third, the Rockets fourth and Phoenix fifth in the women’s table after a weekend of intense competition which included a win for Kathryn Bryce’s Rockets over Maqsood’s Phoenix.

This high level competition, which saw a record crowd attendance for domestic women’s cricket on Sunday, will be perfect preparation as Scotland look to qualify a team for Women’s T20 Cricket’s debut at Birmingham 2022.

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