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Nigeria’s Adekuoroye Wins World Wrestling Championship Silver Medal In France

Female Nigerian wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has narrowly missed out on becoming the first Nigerian woman to win a gold medal at the ongoing World Wrestling Championship event in France.

Adekuoroye had just settled for the silver medal and that is historic in itself as no Nigerian wrestler has ever attained that feat in wrestling’s flagship event in the female championship.


The female wrestler became the first ever female Nigerian wrestler to get to the final of the world championship on Wednesday.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist was defeated by Japan’s Haruna Okuno in the 55kg category 5-4 and settled for a silver medal instead.

The 23-year old wrestler qualified for the final after defeating Iryna Kurachkina from Belarus 10-0 in the semi-final match.

Another Nigerian representative, Blessing Oborududu lost her bronze medal match 7-8 in the 63kg category to Colombia’s Jackeline Castillo.


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