WRESTLING: Bury College student George Ramm aims for Commonwealth Games after winning bronze medal

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First published in Sport

GEORGE Ramm took a step closer to clinching a place in England’s Commonwealth Games squad by winning a bronze medal at the British Senior Championships on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Bury College A Level student competed in the 60k division of the event at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield winning three and losing one of his fights.

The Harwood wrestler also won bronze earlier this year at the English Senior Championships.

Ramm has spent the last two weeks on a training camp in Austria with Team England’s senior squad, and his Bolton-based coach, Eddy Kavanagh, believes the teenager is in with a strong shout of being picked for Glasgow 2014.

“His target was to finish as high as possible, to be in with a chance of being selected,” said Kavanagh, head coach at Sharples Wrestling Club.

“George has been a part of the national talent squad for a while now, but he is still only 17 and so is not actually classed as a senior for another three years.

“The hope is that the selectors want to give George the experience of competing in a big international tournament.”

Ramm added another gold to his long list of achievements at a recent international competition in France, but only because there was no other entrant in his 60k weight division.

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