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Wednesday 16 January 2002
British wrestlers head for Manchester

Medal hopeful John Melling

There'll be a strong showing of British wrestlers in Manchester this weekend when they get to grips with the British Senior Open Championships.

While the summer’s wrestling competitions will be held in the G-MEX, the Sugden Sports Centre will stage the Open Championships this Saturday, 1 June. However Commonwealth Games organisers are using the event to test several aspects of their operational capabilities.

Wrestling was excluded from the Commonwealth Games four years ago in Malaysia but returns this year at the Manchester Games. Among the medal hopefuls on show will be Andy Hutchinson, Johannes Rossouw and John Melling, seen above competing at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada. He went on to win a Silver medal.

For information on this Saturday’s British Senior Open Championships, contact Yvonne Ball on 07797-201-505.

Tickets for the Commonwealth Games wrestling events, are still available through the official website, www.commonwealthgames.com, or via the ticket hotline, 0870-162-2002. Most of the tickets are priced at £7 or under with the finals tickets priced at £15.

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