Harcourt world silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Africa’s champions, Aminat Adeniyi and Bisola Makanjuola, as well as Hannah Rueben won gold medals to brighten Team Nigeria’s chances of winning the African Wrestling Championship, which ended at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt yesterday.
Adekuoroye, fighting in the 57 kg, caged Cameroun’s Essombe Tiako Joseph 11-0, while Adeniyi (62kg) subdued Tunisia’s Lilia Mejri 10-0, just as Makanjuola defeated Egypt’s Eman Essam Guda Ebrahim 10-0 in the 59kg weight category. Rueben gave no breathing space to Kenya’s Emily Friday Karimi Mbogo in 10 -0 outcome.
At the start of the senior cadre of the championship, Team Nigeria picked four gold, four silver and a bronze medals in the men’s senior freestyle cadre to put it on top of the table on points. Read more