Butkevych is GB's sole wrestler

  • Last Updated: July 5 2012, 16:52 BST

Olga Butkevych has been confirmed as Britain's only freestyle wrestling athlete at London 2012.

Butkevych: Britain's only wrestler at the Games

The 26-year-old was nominated to the BOA for selection to Team GB by British Wrestling and will compete in the 55kg weight class this summer at the ExCeL, on August 9.

Butkevych claimed bronze at the European Championships in Dortmund last year and will be looking to reproduce the form she displayed at the Olympic Test Event at the ExCeL last December, where she won the silver medal.

She said: "I am extremely honoured, and proud, to be selected to represent Team GB at London 2012.

"I can assure everyone I will be working extremely hard between now and the Olympic competition to be competitive, and to be in the hunt to win Britain a medal at the Games. I won silver at the Test event last year, and it would be wonderful if I can be on the podium for the real thing!"