Tom Barns (wrestling) grew up playing Australian football, rugby union and rowing at Trinity College in Perth before turning to wrestling after attending an introductory class at Fremantle PCYC. He loved it from the start and in Birmingham, the 21-year-old will contest the 97kg as the youngest member of the wrestling team. Tom represented Australia at the Cadet World Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 – finishing 16th in Croatia in 2018 – and was the only Australian wrestler selected for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires where he finished 5th in the boys’ under 110kg. He also claimed junior Oceania titles in 2017 and 2018 and at the 2019 titles, he won the 97kg junior division and was runner-up in 97kg senior division. Barns went to the Africa and Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Tunisia in April 2021, where he finished 5th and claimed the 2022 Australian title in the 97kg weight division in May, paving the way for his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham.
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