Without doubt Maurice
Allan of Edinburgh was the greatest Scottish amateur
wrestler of the 20th century, he certainly has the most
Allan won the Scottish Free style championship then
looking for new challenges took up judo and was coached by George
Kerr of the Edinburgh Judo Club one of the world’s leading
coaches. He won the Scottish judo championship
seven times and the British championship four times then returned
to Free Style.
won in all won ten Scottish championships and four British championships
in that discipline and has also competed successfully at highland
games in the traditional Backhold wrestling.
At the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch he won a Bronze
medal in the 90kgs category Free style then he placed fourth in
the 1974 European Sombo championship in Madrid.