2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Wrestling

  • 20/03/2018
Tayla Ford
NZ wrestlers Tayla Ford and Ana Moceyawa grapple in training. Photo credit: Getty

Headlined by 2014 bronze medallist Tayla Ford, the New Zealand wrestling team head to the Gold Coast full of medal ambitions.

Ford, who claimed her medal in the 58kg class at Glasgow, has stepped up to the heavier 62kg division, as she looks for back-to-back podium appearances at the Commonwealth Games.

Ford isn’t the only Glasgow medal winner looking to improve this time around. Waikato native Sam Belkin will arrive in Australia with serious pedigree - Belkin scored a fourth place in New Delhi in 2010 and captured bronze four years later.

The medal-winning duo are joined by four Games debutants. under the coaching of Peter Pouri-Lane.

In total, New Zealand has claimed 29 medals in Commonwealth Games wrestling, consisting of three gold, nine silver and 17 bronze.

Men
Sam Belkin - 97kg
Toby Fitzpatrick - 86kg
Akash Khullar - 74kg
Brahm Richards - 65kg

Women
Michelle Montague - 68kg
Ana Moceyawa - 57kg
Tayla Ford - 62kg

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