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Nigeria Wins African Senior Wrestling Championship

todayMarch 20, 2024 2

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The day-two of the African Senior Wrestling Championships In Egypt got on a better note for Nigerian Wrestlers to add to the gold medal sweep in Day 1.

Nigeria wrestling contingents won all five gold medals on offer as the competition came to an end Nigeria wrestling contingents.

African Games 3-time champion Mercy Genesis started day two for team Nigeria with a dominant display over Rosine Ntsa Assouga of Cameroon in the 50kg to retain her African Championships title.

Meanwhile, Adijat Idris 53kg continued the dominance by defeating Aya Eid Gomaa Soliman of Egypt to secure gold medal.

Also Read: Sports Minister Commends Nigerian Wrestlers At African Senior Wrestling Championship

Also, Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye outclassed Hana Ali Hamada Mohamed Hussein of Egypt in the 59kg to add to the gold for Team Nigeria.

Ebipatei Mughenbofa beat Egyptian Mouda Badawi Hamed in the 65kg final to win gold while Ebi Biogos 72kg outshined Aya Ichaoui of Tunisia to emerge champion.

In a repeat of the African Games final in the 125kg men’s freestyle, Nigerian Ashton Mutuwa lost to Youssif Ibrahim HEMIDA of Egypt in the final yet again to clinch silver medal in what was his first African Championships for Nigeria.

Harrison Onovwiomobohwo and Stephen Simon Izolo settled for bronze in the 86kg and 65kg respectively.

The Nigerian Wrestling contingents will now turn attention to Olympic qualifiers in two days time as they will be hoping to secure multiple slots in Paris 2024 Games.

On Day 1 of the tournament Nigeria’s female wrestlers clinched four gold medals as Blessing Oborududu, Odunayo Adekuoroye led the gold acquisition.

With nine gold and one silver medal, Nigeria won the team title with 245 points out of the possible 250 points. Egypt finished second with 162 points while Tunisia is third with 140 points.

Written by: Godstime Egelege-Idama

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