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2013 - COMMONWEALTH  WRESTLING  CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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RESULTS-  are attached below at the end of the  Championships Information ........
 
 
VIDEOS - of the Semi-Finals and FINALS of  the Championships can be viewed on
                          49NorthWrestling Web site - attached is the LINK to  32- VIDEOS......
 
 
PHOTOS - 150 - Photos of the Championships ( photos by - Josip MRKOCI ) can be
                            found - 49NorthWrestling  Facebook site - attached  below is the LINK......
 
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2013 COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MEN’S & WOMEN’S FREESTYLE WRESTLING
MEN'S GRECO - ROMAN WRESTLING
Commonwealth Team Information
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA  - December 5-7, 2013
 
 
1. - GENERAL INFORMATION
 
1.1 - The 2013-Commonwealth Wrestling Championships will be held in city of Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA hosted by SOUTH  AFRICAN  WRESTLING FEDERATION. The Commonwealth Championships is being hosted under the  auspices & sanction of the COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION and the approval and sanction of  COMMONWEALTH GAMES FEDERATION  and FILA.
 
1.2 - The event will be held in City of JOHANNESBURG  sports hall for spectators and has all the necessary facilities
for wrestlers, coaches, officials and referees.
 
1.3 - The competition will take place on December 5-7, 2013 .

2. - TECHNICAL CONDITIONS
 
2.1 - The Commonwealth Wrestling Championships will be run in accordance with FILA ( NEW ) wrestling rules with
the modified Commonwealth Wrestling Association  rules  and pool system, team scoring and team compliment.
 
2.2 - Each Commonwealth Wrestling Team can enter a maximum of two ( 2 ) athletes per weight class in Men's and Women's FREESTYLE and Men's GRECO-ROMAN wrestling style.  
 
PLEASE NOTE  - In order to promote more participation of athletes in Men's Freestyle, Women's Freestyle and Men's Greco-Roman WRESTLING, we are allowing the following ........
 
- In the Men's & Women's Freestyle and Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, each Commonwealth nation can field a maximum of two ( 2 )- wrestlers per weight class. If a Commonwealth nation is not fielding a National Team then a State / Provincial
or Club wrestlers or Individual wrestlers can participate & shall be accepted as long as there is maximum of- 2 wrestlers
per weight class maintained per Commonwealth Nation.
 
As in the past we will accept Teams that may come from a State or a Province or a Club ( example - Australian, Nigerian,
South African or Indian states, Pakistan and Canadian provinces or Clubs). Individual Men's & Women Freestyle wrestlers and Men Greco-Roman wrestlers will be allowed to compete as long as they are from a member Commonwealth nation and have or purchased a FILA licence before the competition. A combination of National Team and or State, Province, Club or individuals will be considered as long as the maximum number of TWO ( 2 ) athletes per weight class is maintained  from a Commonwealth nation.
 
For the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship only one wrestler per nation / per weight class is able to score
( the highest placing ) points for the Commonwealth Team trophy. Team Scoring system is a a follows: - First place
- 10 points,  Second place - 7 points, Third place - 5 points, Fourth place - 3 points, Fifth place - 2 points and
Sixth place - 1 point.The competition will be held in the following weight categories:
 
MEN: - 55 kg, 60, 66, 74, 84, 96, and 96-120 kg.
 
WOMEN: - 48 kg, 51, 55, 59, 63, 67 and 67-72 kg.
 
The 2013 - Commonwealth Championships are for SENIORS - 20 years and older.  Wrestlers in the Junior age (18-yrs.)
category are allowed to participate in the competition for Seniors. However, wrestlers aged -18yrs. of age in the
year concerned ( competition ) must provide a medical certificate and parental authorisation.
 
2.3 - The weigh-in will be one day before the competitions - December 4th - Men's Freestyle, - December 5th - Women's Freestyle  &  December 6th  -  Men's Greco-Roman style in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.
  
2.4 - The wrestling competition will be conducted on December 5-6-7. Teams could depart Johannesburg, South Africa on  December  8th - 2013.

3. - ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION
 
3.1 - Participation in the 2013 - Commonwealth Wrestling Championships is open to all Commonwealth Nations recognized by COMMONWEALTH GAMES FEDERATION and athletes from the Commonwealth Nations, provided that their Wrestling governing bodies are members in good standing with the Commonwealth Wrestling Association. The Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Championships are contests between athletes and not contests between countries.
 
3.2 - The membership affiliation to be a member of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association by the individual Commonwealth Wrestling Nation will be determined at the Commonwealth Wrestling Association Meeting ( December 4th ) in Johannesburg , South Africa  for a two (2) year period ( 2013 & 2015 ).
 
3.3 - All competitors must produce their valid FILA licence to compete. The competitor's FILA licence can also be purchased from FILA representative at the registration time, prior to the start of 2013- Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.

4. - OFFICIATING
 
4.1 - Referees belonging to the International category ( any FILA category ) can  officiate at the 2013 - Commonwealth
Wrestling Championships. Referees must produce their valid FILA licence. In case where a Commonwealth Nation does not have a FILA rated Referees, then they should send a highest rated Referee/ Referees in their country.
 
4.2 - Each Commonwealth Nation is responsible to  have a Referee accompany the Team ( 3 - or more wrestlers / per team for males ) and a additional Referee to accompany the TEAM ( 3 - or more wrestlers/per team for females ) to the Commonwealth Championships.

5. - HOSTING CONDITIONS
 
5.1 - The host Organizing Committee will provide accommodation and meals in JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA at a rate of one-hundred and twenty( $ 120.00 US ) US dollars per day/per person. The payment for food and accommodation must be made to the Organizing Committee in Johannesburg at the time of arrival of the Teams at the accommodation site in City of JOHANNESBURG.

FILA rules governing finances can be applied to Teams that come early or stay beyond the normal dates of Competition,
Finances is at the discretion of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association &  2013 Organizing Committee. You can contact Commonwealth Wrestling Association via E-mail  regarding details and arrangements ...................
 
5.2 - The host Organizing Committee will provide Free ground transportation to all delegations from - Johannesburg International Airport and the accommodation site in the city of JOHANNESBURG. The transportation to the competition site and the Hotel will be provided by the Organizing Committee during the teams stay in  SOUTH AFRICA.
 
5.3 - Participating Commonwealth Wrestling Teams must cover their own cost of the Airfare from their countries of origin to JOHANENESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA and return.

6. - ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
 
6.1 - Accommodation will be provided for all wrestlers, coaches, referees and officials at the designated area by the
Organizing Committee. Normally, there will be two persons per room. ( Check-out time is 10:00 am on the day of departure ).
 
If any teams want their team leaders or officials in a single room additional charges will apply. In order to accommodate
for single room status, Commonwealth nation must make a written request to Commonwealth Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee before - December 1, 2013.
 
6.2 - Meals will be provided on a schedule to be developed by the Organizing Committee. The teams will be informed of the Schedule upon their arrival at the Accommodation site in Johannesburg, South Africa.

7. - VISAS
 
7.1 - Participating countries, which require VISAS to visit SOUTH AFRICA , will obtain them by forwarding the names and Passports of the Team members to the South African Embassy in their own country or nearest country for South African Embassy. We also require that you send a copy of the Team List to the South African Organizing Committee contact - ( E-mail - sawrestl@mweb.co.za ),   they will send  a formal letter of support to appropriate South African Embassy.
 
PLEASE NOTE - you will need to apply for a VISA at least four weeks BEFORE arriving in South Africa, as visas are not issued at ports of entry in South Africa.
 
In order to assist the VISA process, please be sure to provide the Nominative Entry as early as possible - before  OCTOBER  11, 2013. Please copy your Team List and E-mail it to Organizing Committee - sawrestl@mweb.co.za
 and Commonwealth Wrestling Association - ( E-mail - commonwealth-wrestling@hotmail.com )
 
List of SOUTH AFRICAN  Embassy/ Consulates aroud the World are listed at the following LINK ..............
 
 
Commonwealth Nations that do NOT need VISAS for entry to  SOUTH AFRICA .........
Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus,  Jamaica,  Malta, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tanzania  & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
 

8. - TRAINING AND COMPETITION CONDITIONS
 
8.1 - Commonwealth Teams interested in training and hosting opportunities prior to Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in SOUTH AFRICA, should contact the Organizing Committee ( E-mail -sawrestl@mweb.co.za  ) .
 
8.2 - Participating nations shall have a training facility at their disposal under a time Schedule to be fixed upon
their arrival at the Accommodation site in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
8.3 - Three ( 3 ) regulation size mats will be provided at the competition site.

9. - ENTRIES
 
9.1 -  For the PRELIMINARY ENTRIES, we would ask that you inform COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION  at - commonwealth-wrestling@hotmail.com and copy to Organizing Committee E-mail contact - sawrestl@mweb.co.za  of your Teams Participation as soon as possible or by - September 5, 2013 ( if you have not done so before ).
 
Please list the total number of persons on your Team ( wrestlers - male/female, coaches, officials and team leaders ).
We require your Wrestling Association's answer by the date of September 5, 2013 -  to carry out the necessary planning for Accommodation and other Services by the Organising Committee in SOUTH AFRICA for the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
 
9.2 - PRELIMINARY ENTRIES must be received via E-mail by the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association and the
Organizing Committee , before -  September 5, 2013.
 
The LIST  should contain total number of the Team compliment detailing the numbers of wrestlers ( male & female in
Freestyle and men's Greco-Roman ), coaches, referees, team leaders/managers and any other officials or support personnel.

9.3 - NOMINATIVE ENTRIES ( Binding Agreement ) must be received via E-mail before - November 1, 2013. Nominative entries should list the names of wrestlers & weight class ( male & female ) which they will be competing in, names of coaches, referees, team leader/manager, other officials and support personnel. It should also list the name of the AIRLINE, flight number, the date & time of arrival of Team to JOHANNESBURG- INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SOUTH AFRICA as well as the date & time of Departure from SOUTH AFRICA.
 
9.4 - FINAL ENTRIES for the wrestlers will be expected by NOON - on the date of the the weigh-in on December 4th -
( Men's Freestyle), -   December 5th ( Women`s Freestyle )`-  December 6th ( Men's Greco-Roman ), to be given to the 2013 -  Commonwealth Wrestling Organizing Committee in Johannesburg.

10 - MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
 
10.1 - Each Wrestler must undergo a medical examination that will take place the day before the competition . Wrestlers
must produce a medical certificate of health before their medical examination which must be dated 3-days or less from
his or her departure for Johannesburg, South Africa.

11. - AWARDS
 
11.1 - The Organizing Committee will provide Commonwealth Wrestling Association medals - Gold, Silver and 2 - Bronze medals  in each weight class and  Team Cups to the top three( 3 ) Commonwealth teams. Top six in each weight class will receive Diploma Certificate.
 
11.2 - Best Wrestler Award will be presented to the Outstanding Commonwealth Wrestler in both the Men's and Women's
Freestyle and Men's Greco-Roman competition.

12. - FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
 
12.1 - All financial obligations must be settled with the Organizing Committee for Food and Accommodations upon arrival
at the Accommodation site in Johannesburg, South Africa. Accommodation and meals in South Africa is one-hundred & twenty ( $ 120.00 ) US Dollars per day/per person. Remember the payment is to be made in US $ dollars.

13. - CORRESPONDENCE
 
13.1 - All correspondence regarding the 2013 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships must be sent via E-mail directly to  Commonwealth Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee as follows :....................
 
A) - Commonwealth Wrestling Association - E-mail - commonwealth-wrestling@hotmail.com
 
B) - Commonwealth Organising Committee - contact - E - mail - sawrestl@mweb.co.za
 
14. - EMERGENCY CONTACT
 
A)  - COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION .....
- Commonwealth Wrestling Nations can contact - Josip MRKOCI - C hairman, Executive Committee -
Commonwealth Wrestling Association pertaining to the RULES and REGULATIONS or any other information that they may require via E-mail -commonwealth-wrestling@hotmail.com  or by  Telephone to - 1-519-668-9901.

B) - ORGANISING COMMITTEE  - Johannesburg, South Africa
Manie van den Berg
SECETARY GENERAL
South African Wrestling Federation 
P.O. Box 364, EVANDER, 2280.
Cell direct at + 27-82-922-9411
+27-17-632-4686 (f)
+27-86-671-5596 (f)
E-mail - sawrestl@mweb.co.za
 
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Commonwealth Nations that do NOT need VISAS for entry to  SOUTH AFRICA .........
Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus,  Jamaica,  Malta, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tanzania  & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
 
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 Championships will be held in the -  Barnard Indoor Sport Complex in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.  The O.R. Tambo Garden Court Hotel will be the Host Hotel .
 
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2013 - SCHEDULE - COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS ( December 3-9 )
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December 3 - 4, 2013 - Arrivals of Teams

TUESDAY - December 3, 2013

07:00 - 08:30 - BREAKFAST
10:00 - 12:00 - TRAINING TIME - MATS
12:00 - 13:30 - LUNCH
14:30 - 17:30 - TRAINING TIME - MATS
18:00 - 19:30 - SUPPER
19:30 - 20:30 - TRAINING TIME - MATS
21:30 - 24:00 - Coaches , Referees, Officials & Organizing Committee - HOSPITALITY

 
WEDNESDAY - December 4, 2013

07:00 - 08:30 - BREAKFAST
11:00 – 12:00 - REFEREE'S Clinic
- TRAINING TIME - MATS/ MAKING WEIGHT
12:00 - 13:30 - LUNCH
Till - 14:00 - FINAL ENTRY - Men's FREESTYLE - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
14:00 - 16:00 - TRAINING TIME - MATS/ MAKING WEIGHT
16:30 - 17:00 - Medical Examination:- Men's FREESTYLE - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg
17:00 - 17:30 - Weigh-in:- Men's FREESTYLE - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
17:30 - 18:00 - COACH'S MEETING
18:00 - 19:30 - SUPPER
20:00 - 21:30 - COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION - MEETING
21:30 - 24:00 - Coaches , Referees, Officials & Organizing Committee - HOSPITALITY
 
THURSDAY - December 5, 2013

07:00 - 08:30 - BREAKFAST
09:00 - 09:30 - OPENING CEREMONY
09:30 - 12:00 - Qualification Rounds - MEN'S FREESTYLE: 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
Till - 14:00 - FINAL ENTRY - WOMEN'S FREESTYLE - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
12:00 - 13:30 - LUNCH
14:00 - 17:00 - Qualification Rounds- MEN'S FREESTYLE: - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
17:00 – 17:30 - Medical Examination- WOMEN'S FREESTYLE: - 48, 51, 55, 59 , 63, 67 & 72 Kg.
17:30 – 18:00 - Weigh-in WOMEN'S FREESTYLE: - 48, 51, 55, 59 , 63, 67 & 72 Kg
18:00 - 19:30 - SUPPER
19:30 – 21:30 - MEN'S FREESTYLE - FINALS & MEDAL Ceremony
21:30 - 24:00 - Coaches , Referees, Officials & Organizing Committee - HOSPITALITY


 
FRIDAY - December 6, 2013

07:00 - 08:30 - BREAKFAST
09:00 - 12:00 - Qualification Rounds -WOMEN'S Freestyle: - 48, 51, 55, 59 , 63, 67 & 72 Kg.
Till - 14:00 - FINAL ENTRY - MEN'S GRECO-ROMAN - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
12:00 - 13:30 - LUNCH
14:00 - 17:00 - Qualification Rounds -WOMEN'S Freestyle: - 48, 51, 55, 59 , 63, 67 & 72 Kg.
17:00 – 17:30 - Medical Examination- MEN' GRECO-ROMAN: - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
17:30 – 18:00 - Weigh-in MEN'S GRECO-ROMAN: - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
18:00 - 19:30 - SUPPER
19:30 – 21:30 - WOMEN'S FREESTYLE - FINALS & MEDAL Ceremony
21:30 - 24:00 - Coaches , Referees, Officials & Organizing Committee - HOSPITALITY 
 
SATURDAY - December 7, 2013
 
07:00 - 08:30 - BREAKFAST
09:00 - 12:00 - Qualification Rounds - Men's GREO-ROMAN: - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
12:00 - 13:30 - LUNCH
14:00 - 17:00 - Qualification Rounds- Men's GRECO-ROMAN: - 55, 60, 66, 74 , 84, 96 & 120 Kg.
18:00 - 19:00 - SUPPER
19:00 – 20:00 - GRECO-ROMAN - FINALS & MEDAL Ceremony.
20:30 - 23:00 - BANQUET ( Teams and Organizing Committee )

SUNDAY -December 8 & 9 , 2013

- Departure of TEAMS

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RESULTS
 

The Commonwealth Wrestling Championships are a major feature on the International Wrestling calendar and are sanctioned, organized and held under the auspices of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association and approval by Commonwealth Games Federation and the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).

 

Wrestlers from the 12 - Commonwealth Wrestling Nations participated in the 2013 -Commonwealth Wrestling Championship event in Johannesburg, South Africa ( December 5-7th. ) with many of the teams featuring wrestlers that participated in the 2012 - Olympic Games and 2013 - World Wrestling Championships.

 

 

The results were as follows:..................

 

 

Men's Freestyle:

 

55kg:- 1. Sandeep Tamar (India), 2. Narender (India), Bokanga Masinyane (SA) and 3. Carlo van Wyk (SA), 5. Ross McFareane (Scotland) and 6. Craig McDonald (Scotland).

 

60kg: - 1. Jaideep (India), 2. Ravider Singh (India), 3. Sasha Madyarchlyk (England) and 3. Marno Plaatjies (SA), 5. Gert Coetzee (SA) and 6. Gabriel Choueki (Canada).

 

66kg: - 1. Amit Dhanter (India), 2. Terry van Rensburg (SA), 3. Arun Kumar (India) and 3. Philip Roberts (England), 5. Pierre Botha (SA) and 6. Craig Miller (New Zealand).

 

74kg: - 1. Paraveen Rana, 2. Jayden Lawrence (Australia), 3. Pradeep (India) and 3.  Gerald Meyer (SA), 5. Hanru Botha and 6. Chris Kinsella (Canada).

 

84kg: - 1. Pawan Kumar (India), 2. Naresh Kumar (India), 3. Jasmit Phuka (Canada) and 3. Jordan Steen (Canada), 5. Armando Hietbrink (SA) and 6. Kurt Herzog (SA).

 

96kg: - 1. Satyvart Kadyan (India), 2. Justin van Zyl (SA), 3. Ali Al-Rekabi (Canada) and 3. Hardeep (India), 5. Samuel Belkin (New Zealand) and 6. Tiaan van der Merwe (SA).

 

120kg:  - 1. Joginder Kumar (India), 2. Rohit Patel (India), 3. Adem Digovich (SA) and 4. Marcus Carney (New Zealand) 5. Sunny Dhinsa (Canada)

 

 

 

Women's Freestyle:

 

48kg: - 1. Nirmalda Devi (India), 2. Oziti Sammy (Nigeria), 3. Preeti (India) and 3. Fiona Robertson (Scotland) and 5. Donna Robertson (Scotland).

 

51kg: - 1. Adekuoroye Odunayo Nigeria), 2. Vinesh (India), 3. Mpho Madi (SA) and 4. Jeayne Clarson (Scotland).

 

55kg: - 1. Pooja Dhanda (India), 2. Rekha Rani (India), 3. Makanjuola Bishola (Nigeria) and 4. Jeannie Coetser (SA).

 

59kg: - 1. Adeniyi Aminat (Nigeria), 2. Geeta (India), 3. Tayla Ford (New Zealand), 4. Diyanshi (India) and 5. Gordon Norma (SA).

 

63kg: - 1. Oborodudu Blessing (Nigeria), 2. Olga Butkevych (England), 3. Sakshi Malik (India), 3. Rajni ( India) 5. Linda Morias (Canada) and 6. Zumicke Geringer (SA).

 

67kg: - 1. Iheanalho Ifeoma (Nigeria), 2. Anita (India), 3. Manu Tomar (India), 4. Sarah Jones (Scotland) and 5. Refilwe Molongwane (SA).

 

72kg: - 1. Veronica Keefe (Canada), 2. Pam Esther (Nigeria), 3. Nikki (India) and 4. Anshu Tomar (India).

 

 

 

Men's Greco-Roman:

 

55kg: - 1. Gaurav Sharma (India), 2. Rajender Kumar (India), 3. Carlo van Wyk (SA), 4. Adrian du Bruyn (SA) and 5. Stephen Andrews (Wales).

 

60kg: - 1. Raninder Singh (India), 2. Deepak Kumar (India), 3. Kleinjan Combrink (SA) and 3. Welson Ebikewemimo (Nigeria), 5. Reginald Colosa (SA) and 6. Damian Arzu (Wales).

 

66kg: - 1. Anand (India), 2. Terry van Rensburg (SA), Deepak (India), 3. Daniel Amas (Nigeria) and 4. Jason Fredericks (SA).

 

74kg: - 1. Rajbir Chhikara,  2. Rahul (India)  3. Wian Human (SA), 5. Claeckson Sampson (Nigeria) and 6. Tommy Hawthorn (Wales).

 

84kg: - 1. Manoj (India), 2. Anil Kumar (India), 3. Bibo Melun (Nigeria) and 4. Armando Hietbrink (SA).

 

96kg: - 1. Hardeep (India), 2. Julian Labuschagne (SA) and 3. Tamaro Soso (Nigeria).

 

120kg: - 1. Naveen (India), 2. Boltic Sinivie (Nigeria) and 3. Virender (India).