Justin Abdou has won almost every national event possible since he started
wrestling in the early 1980's. He was national champion from 1984 to 1995
in the category he entered. Since 1996, a rivalry has developed with Gary
Holmes in 85 kilos and the pair have split the last four national titles.
Abdou won the 1987 cadet world title and took the gold medal at the 1994
Commonwealth Games in Victoria. He started wrestling at age seven at the
YMCA in Moose Jaw.
85-kg: Justin Abdou, Moose Jaw, Sask., lost 8-0 to Yoel Romero, Cuba, in elimination round.
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