Nigerian Wrestlers Clinch Four Gold In Day-1 Of African Wrestling Championships In Egypt

Olympic silver medalist and Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborodudu beat Osman Badran of Egypt 12-2 superiority decision to win her 14th African crown.

Returning to the competition after she had skipped last year’s championships Odunayo ADEKUOROYE outclassed Chaimaa Aouissi of Egypt by pinfall to win her 8th African title and earned her 10000 points. A win that ensure that Adekuoroye tops the 57kg rankings.

According to Promise Okotoko, the Media Assitant, Nigeria wrestling Federation, Christianah Ogunsanya capitalised on her remarkable performance at the African Games by defeating Chahrazed AYACHI of Tunisia 10-0 superiority in 53kg to win gold.

Similarly, Esther Kolawole 62kg outshined Farah Hussein of Egypt 11-0 to win her second African senior title.

The day one of the Championships on Monday got concluded as Military world gold medalist Hannah Reuben in the 76kg lost to Tunisian Zainab Sghair 2-12 to settle for silver medal.

On Tuesday will see other Nigerian Wrestlers such as African Games gold medalist Mercy Genesis and debutant Ashton Adeyemi Mutuwa among others take to the mat to fly the Nigerian flag.

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