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Team Nigeria in clean sweep at African Wrestling Championships in Egypt

Posted : 20 March 2024

Olympic silver medalist and Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborodudu beat Osman Badran of Egypt 12-2 in a superiority decision to win her 14th African crown.

Returning to the competition after skipping last year's championships, Odunayo Adekuoroye outclassed Chaimaa Aouissi of Egypt by pinfall to win her 8th African title and earn 10,000 points. This win ensures that Adekuoroye tops the 57kg rankings.

Christianah Ogunsanya capitalized on her remarkable performance at the African Games by defeating Chahrazed Ayachi of Tunisia 10-0 in a superiority match in the 53kg category to win gold.

Similarly, Esther Kolawole, in the 62kg category, outshined Farah Hussein of Egypt 11-0 to win her second African senior title.

The first day of the championships on Monday concluded with Military World gold medalist Hannah Reuben in the 76kg category losing to Tunisian Zainab Sghair 2-12 and settling for the silver medal.

On Tuesday, other Nigerian wrestlers such as African Games gold medalist Mercy Genesis and debutant Ashton Adeyemi Mutuwa, among others, will take to the mat to represent Nigeria.


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