BOA reduces British Wrestling's host-nation quota
The Canadian Press London 2012
LONDON - Britain looks set to only have one wrestler competing at the London Olympics after two of its requested host-nation spots were dropped.
The British Olympic Association says the performance of British Wrestling in the run-up to the games has failed to live up to the standards it had proposed in 2011, and that it reduced its quota of automatic berths from three to one.
Britain's only qualification place will come in the women's under-55kg category.
The BOA's Olympic Qualification Standards panel also says "more work needs to be done in order to ensure a meaningful post-games legacy for wrestling."
British Wrestling has controversially recruited eastern European athletes — described as "Plastic Brits" by sections of the media — to improve the team's medal chances in London, sparking outrage among home-grown wrestlers.
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