Alberton wrestler Eddie Lessing advances to World Wrestling Championship
A pat on the back for Alberton amateur wrestler Eddie Lessing for winning two gold medals in two categories and qualifying for the world championships in Spain on October 15.
Edward, commonly known as Eddie, traveled to Pietersburg in Limpopo to train for the Commonwealth of Nations Championship, which took place in England in August.
The young champion grew up in Alberton, where he developed a passion for wrestling. He is a veteran member of the South Africa national wrestling team.
According to the wrestler, the two-month excursion to Pietersburg helped him a lot in ensuring he won big at the Commonwealth of Nations Championships.
“I was aware that the two-month camp in Pietersburg would be demanding, but I also knew that I would enjoy it and it would increase my chances of winning gold,” Edward said.
Edward told the Alberton Record that winning the world championship in Spain would mean he is the greatest and indeed puts in the strength and effort to make sure his dreams come true.
Before that, he participated in the African Continental Championship in Morocco, where he placed third in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman wrestling.
“I sincerely thank God for the blessing He continues to shower on me and to continue to nurture the talent He has given me. I am proud of my recent achievement as I have previously told The Record that I was aiming to win the gold medal in Birmingham, England and that to happen has indeed proven that everyone is capable,” said Edward.
Because of the sport’s ability to impart valuable life lessons like self-control and discipline, it refers to wrestling as a vocation.
Due to having everything needed to perform at his peak in the ring, Edward maintains that he was born with the natural ability to be a successful wrestler.
The young star is ranked first in his weight class in South Africa.