Women's wrestling will debut at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday with judo convert Emily Bensted aiming to be the first Australian to medal in the sport.
Bensted holds Australia's best hope of winning gold in the freestyle event after Beijing Olympian Kyla Bremner was forced to withdraw from the Delhi Games due to a serious knee injury.
The Geelong-raised, Brisbane 23-year-old will take to the mats at Indira Gandhi complex in the 55kg class, followed by jiu jitsu convert Louise Randle (63kg) and Cassie Fields (72kg).
Advertisement: Story continues below Bremner, who took bronze at last year's Commonwealth titles, started competing in wrestling three years ago after using it for cross-training, sparring with her younger brother Jack.
Her long-time friend and training partner Carli Renzi, another judo convert, will compete on Friday in the 59kg class along with Emma Chalmers in the 67kg.
FONTE: Sydney Morning Herald