WRESTLING GOLD

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Ran­giora Am­a­teur Wrestling Club’s Luke Hop­kin­son has been nom­i­nated to at­tend the World Youth Olympics in Argentina next year. Hop­kin­son has to win a qual­i­fi­ca­tion tour­na­ment in Guam in May to be el­i­gi­ble un­der the se­lec­tion cri­te­ria. At the re­cent New Zea­land Na­tional Cham­pi­onships, Hop­kin­son took out the freestyle 14-16 year-old Cadets 54kg grade and was third in the 58kg grade af­ter he suf­fered a bro­ken shoul­der. In the se­nior freestyle 97kg Sam Belkin won the gold and heads to South Africa in De­cem­ber for the Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships and a chance to qual­ify for next year’s Com­mon­wealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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