Eight Nigerian Female Wrestlers Win Six Gold, Two Silver In African Wrestling Championships
Team Nigeria wrestlers put up impressive medal rush show at the ongoing 2017 Senior African Wrestling Championships in Marrakech, Morocco with six gold and two silver.
Mercy Genesis won gold for Nigeria in the 48kg, Odunayo Adekuoroye did not disappoint as she won gold in the 55kg. Aminat Adeniyi followed in the same direction by winning gold in the 58kg, so also Gofit Winnie, who won gold in the 75kg. Blessing Oborududu and new entrance, Kemeasuodei Dressman also gave Nigeria gold medals in the 69kg and 63kg respectively.
Two other wrestlers, Bisola Makanjuola and Bose Samuel won silver medals in the 60kg and 53kg. While Tochukwu Okeke who competed in the 75kg did not win any medal, but put up a good show. Meanwhile, seven freestyle Nigerian wrestlers will be in action on Sunday at the Africa’s wrestling competition.
Final results of the 2017 Senior African Wrestling championships in Marrakech, Morocco
Nigerian Female wrestlers results:
1. Mercy Genesis 48 kg – Gold medal
2. Bose Samuel 53kg – silver medal
3. Odunayo Adekuoroye 55 kg – gold medal
4. Aminat Adeniyi 58kg – Gold medal
5. Blessing Oborududu 63kg Gold medal
6. Bisola makanjuola 60kg Silver medal
7. Kemeasuodei Dressman 69kg – gold medal
8. Gofit Winnie 75kg – gold medal
Seven freestyle wrestlers are on the mats on Sunday.