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Tokyo 2020 Medal My Next Target – Adekuoroye

Nigerian wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye has set her sights on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after claiming her sixth title at the African Wrestling Championships in Algiers.

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The 26-year-old also rose to the No.1 position in the world ranking in the 57kg category after the gold medal.

Nigeria also won five other gold medals and four silver medals to claim the women’s title at the wrestling tournament.

Mercy Genesis (50kg), Esther Kolawole (55kg), Bisola Makunjuola (59kg), Hannah Reuben (65kg) and Oborududu, who won a 10th straight African title in a row, all won gold for Nigeria asides Adekuoroye, while Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg) and Sunmisola Balogun (72kg), Aminat Adeniyi (62kg) and Bose Samuel (53kg) settled for silver medals.

Speaking with our correspondent, Adekuoroye said she hopes to train harder and take part in more international competitions ahead of the Olympics.

“I feel so excited and happy to have won my sixth African title, I believe, it’s one of the ways to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games,” Adekuoroye said.

“I hope to train harder and compete outside Nigeria and train with different hands in wrestling camps abroad. The most important thing I pray and seek God’s face for is favour. I hope to add an Olympic medal to my laurels,” she added.

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