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Nigerian Female Wrestlers Shine At African Championships, Wins 10 Medals

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Nigerian Female Wrestlers Shine At African Championships, Wins 10 Medals

10 medals have been won so far by Nigerian female wrestlers at the ongoing Africa Wrestling Championships.
This year’s edition which is holding at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt saw Nigerian representees winning each of their categories in the freestyle.

Female Wrestlers In Nigeria Win 10 Medals At African Championships

 

Nigerian Female Wrestlers Shine At African Championships, Wins 10 Medals

Some of The Victorious Wrestlers At The Championships

Specifically, Five gold, One Silver and four bronze medals have been won.
It was gathered that, “Yetunde Olatunji (40kg), Christian Ogunsanya (46kg), Mercy Adekuoroye (53kg), Simisola Olatunji (65kg) and Cecilia James (68kg) bagged gold medals while the only silver medalist was Natasha Essien (73kg) which leaves Esther Asaolu (43kg), Aina Ohida (49kg), Jumoke Adekoye (57kg) and Esther Kolawole (61kg) with the bronze medals.”

According to the female coach of Team Nigeria, Purity Akuh, “this record tells a lot about Nigeria and Nigeria’s Wrestling Federation, we are putting so much effort into training and is producing good wrestlers.”

“This result shows that we are on the right course and we will keep striving to record more success.”

“The Youth Olympic Game is coming up later this year and this championship is also a qualifier to it.”

“In this championship, our athletes took part in four of the eight categories that will be featured at the Youth Olympic Games,” Akuh said.

“With my assessment of them, I had boasted of 10 gold medals. I’m very sure what affected them all is lack of exposure.”

“This championship is actually their debut at the international competition. With more exposures, they are all good to go and will conquer at future competitions,” he said.

Meanwhile, 16 countries are participating in the championships which will end on Feb. 11.Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Namibia, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Madagascar and the host, Nigeria.

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