Ali Abdo (wrestler)

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Ali Abdo
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1981-05-02) 2 May 1981 (age 37)
Melbourne, Australia
Sport
SportWrestling
ClubMelbourne Wrestling Academy

Ali Abdo (born 2 May 1981 in Melbourne) is a male freestyle wrestler from Australia. He participated in the 2000, 2004[1] and 2008 Summer Olympics. In Beijing in 2008, he competed in the Men's freestyle 74 kg and was eliminated in the round of 32 losing to Ahmet Gülhan from Turkey.[2]

He won the Oceania championships during 1998-2012 and won Australian titles on numerous occasions. Highlight performances include finishing 3rd at both the Canada Cup 2008 & Commonwealth Championships 2011 and 3rd at the African Championships.[1]

He continues to train and compete and on 12 April 2014 he qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Although most of his time is spent working as an Osteopath in Melbourne (Avesenna Osteopathy), Ali also runs the Melbourne Wrestling Academy with older brother, Bilal Abdo who was a Commonwealth Games representative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ali Abdo profile at ABC.net.au
  2. ^ "Wrestler's Olympic dream ends". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

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