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Wrestling at the Commonwealth Games is an optional sport for men only that was one of six to be featured on the Programme in Hamilton 1930. Wrestling was present at all editions of the games program until 1994. The sport was first removed from the program in 1998, when Malaysian organizers replaced it with 10-pin bowling, as the sport lacked popular appeal in the country and medal chances were also low, returning in 2002. In the following edition in 2006, it was again removed for the addition of basketball. The second return was in 2010, when in addition to freestyle wrestling, the Indian organizers chose Greco-Roman wrestling as an option, understanding that the chances of the country in other sports were low and since then the sport has not been removed. Being present in the 2014, 2018 and 2022 editions, the sport is not yet confirmed in the 2026 edition.

Editions

Games Year Host city Host country Best nation
I 1930 Hamilton, Ontario  Canada  Canada
II 1934 London  England  Canada
III 1938 Sydney,  Australia  Australia
IV 1950 Auckland  New Zealand  Australia
V 1954 Vancouver  Canada  South Africa
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales  South Africa
VII 1962 Perth  Australia  Pakistan
VIII 1966 Kingston  Jamaica  Pakistan
IX 1970 Edinburgh  Scotland  India
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand  Canada
XI 1978 Edmonton, Alberta  Canada  Canada
XII 1982 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia  Canada
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland  Canada
XV 1994 Victoria,  Canada  Canada
XVII 2002 Manchester  England  Canada
XIX 2010 Delhi  India  India
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland  Canada
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia  India
XXII 2022 Birmingham  England  India

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada664326135
2 India433821102
3 Pakistan21111042
4 Australia14221551
5 South Africa1391133
6 Nigeria9112242
7 England5223966
8 New Zealand391729
9 Scotland151521
10 Cameroon0336
11 Wales0123
12 Cyprus0022
13 Northern Ireland0011
 Zambia0011
 Zimbabwe0011
Totals (15 nations)175174186535

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