Young Cumbernauld Lion learns from the best

Ross and Kelly Holmes Ross with Kelly Holmes.

Ross and Kelly Holmes Ross with Kelly Holmes.

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A YOUNG lion of the local wrestling scene has been learning from the best during a summer of sport which culminated in a trip to the London Olympics.

Ross Connelly (13) from Maple Court in Abronhill attended an international training camp in Manchester with the cream of young wrestlers from the Austria, America and Canada – and notched up Silver in his weight category.

No sooner had the Abronhill High School pupil tasted his own feat of sporting excellence, it was time to enjoy the expertise of world-beating Olympians.

And he did just that when he travelled down to sports’s greatest show on earth, along with ex- Commonwealth wrestler dad David who is the wrestling coach at Tryst Lions.

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