Wrestling - We Are England


A sport with ancient tradition, Wrestling competition is a match of strength, suppleness and raw power.

Wrestling is a classic contest between two athletes seeking ascendancy through a range of grapples, holds, pummels, throws and pins. Athletes must have both focus and drive to outwit their opponent, in addition to necessities such as strength, speed, agility and tactical knowledge.

England have produced four freestyle champions and one Greco Roman champion. Myroslav Dykun's gold in the latter discipline against Canada's Jack Bond in the 66kg final was the nation's first gold medal in 24 years.

Did you know: Noel Laban is England's most recent freestyle champion, winning gold at the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games.

The governing body of England's wrestling team is British Wrestling.