Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Canada's Wrestling team for Commonwealth Games

Wrestling Canada confirmed participants for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi, India in October.

The wrestling events at the XIX th Commonwealth Games in Delhi will feature 14 weight categories (seven freestyle and seven Greco Roman) for men and seven freestyle weight categories for women at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex from October 5-10.

Athletes named to the team include Carol Huynh (Hazelton, BC) who will be competing in the women's freestyle at 48 kg event. The 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 Pan American Games and 2005 World University Games champion and three-time World medalist will be competing in her first Commonwealth Games.

Leading the men's team will be two-time national champion, Pan American gold medalist and 2006 World University Championships bronze medalist Arjan Bhullar (Richmond, BC) at 120 kg. With a ninth place finish at the 2009 Senior World Championships Under National Team Coach Dave McKay, Bhullar will be returning to family's homeland.

"Recently at the Canada Cup tournament hosted at the University of Guelph, "I was thrilled to see Such a strong pool of athletes and witness the Exciting wrestle-offs for the final team positions," says Team Canada Chef de Mission Martha Deacon. "The team, including participants, coaches and support staff, represent the best in Canadian wrestling," says Wrestling Canada Lutte Executive Director, Tamara Medwidsky. "We go into the Commonwealth Games with high expectations in terms of performance. We hpte to gain experience that will be invaluable leading towards the preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games."

Wrestling team for 2010 Commonwealth Games constitutes:
Freestyle Men: John Pineda, James Mancini, Chris Prickett, Evan MacDonald, Danny Brown, Khetag Pliev, Arjan Bhullar.

Freestyle Women: Carol Huynh, Jessica MacDonald, Jillian Gallays, Tonya Verbeek, Justine Bouchard, Martine Dugrenier, Ohenewa Akuffo

Greco-Roman: Promise Mwenga, Jack Jump, Eric Feunekes


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