Butkevych urges home backing

05 August 2012 / 17:21

Britain's Ukraine-born freestyle wrestler Olga Butkevych hopes the home crowd get behind her when she takes to the mat at the Olympics next week.

Butkevych, who will take part in the 55kg freestyle event on Thursday, is the only wrestler in Team GB.

She said: "The home support would really help me. When everyone hears the crowd it pushes you forward. When you are tired in wrestling all you want to do is just stop but if someone shouts 'come on, come on' you find some power, so that will really help me."