For the third successive year, Nigerian ladies wrestlers grabbed five African gold awards and captured the ladies’ wrestling group title.
The Nigerian ladies, who completed with 195, swiped awards in nine of ten loads and had five wrestlers achieve the highest point of the platform at the African Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia.
The five Nigerian gold medalists were Miesinnei Genesis (50kg), Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), Sunmisola BALOGUN (65kg), Blessing Oborududu (68kg), and Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg).
Odunayo Adekuoroye, the 2017 world silver medalist, was the main Nigerian wrestler to win a non-Nordic style section. In the 57kg finals, Adekuoroye utilized a cross-lower leg pick to score the 29-second fall over Cameroon’s Joseph Essombe Tiako, grabbing her fourth back to back mainland title.
The other four gold medalists won their titles by going undefeated in the round robin rivalries.