Martin Erasmus Commonwealth

Martin Erasmus had a very busy day on the mat. His hard work led him to pin down the gold medal in the men’s freestyle wrestling 97kg final.


Martin Erasmus started his day off at the Commonwealth Games going up against New Zealander Samuel Belkin, he won with a score of 10-0. This pushed him into the quarterfinal where he faced Australia’s Nicolaas Verreynne and he again won with a score of 12-1.

Martin faced Canada’s Jordan Steen in the semi-final and won 12-2. In the final, he went up against India’s Mausam Khatri where he won the gold medal with a score of 12-2.

He has made South Africa exceptionally proud!

Martin was born in Brakpan, Gauteng and has been coached by his father, his entire wrestling career. The family duo obviously makes a brilliant team and their training has paid off.

This is the first time South Africa has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth games since 1958!

“I didn’t expect the gold medal, I took it match for match, and then succeeded so I thank the Lord for that,” – Martin Erasmus

Sources: The Commonwealth Games / iol
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