National Wrestling Championships: Adekuoroye retains women’s 57kg title


FILE PHOTO: Odunayo Adekuoroye

Africa’s number one female wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has retained her national title in the 57kg category at the Gov. Wike National Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt.

The wrestler from Ondo state defeated Bayelsa’s Patient Kakada by technical superiority on Wednesday.

Odunayo is currently ranked number three globally and represented Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Adekuoroye told newsmen after the match that she was grateful to God Almighty for allowing her to win the competition in her category.

She said she was also happy to have booked a ticket to the African Wrestling Championships holding in February at the same venue.

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“My next target is doing exceedingly well at the forthcoming African championships. I’ll go back to training and not relent on my efforts.


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