Odunayo Adekuoroye Triumphs At 2017 World Wrestling Championships

Odunayo Adekuoroye, has won a silver medal at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris, France, making it the first time Nigeria is on the medals table.

Odunayo Adekuoroye is now the first woman from Nigeria to march into the gold medal final at Senior World Wrestling Championships.

She narrowly lost to Haruna Okuno of Japan 4-5 in the final of the 55 kg women’s freestyle.

The Nigerian wrestler started her campaign in the Championship by defeating Mathilde Helene 13-9 in the qualification round to move to the Round of 16.

She then proved to be too much for Lenka Martinakova as she defeated the Czech Republic wrestler 10-0.

In her quarter-final match, the three-time African champion out-powered Mongolia’s Davaachimeg Erkhembayar 8-4 before going ahead to defeat U-23 European Champion, Irina Kurachkina of Belarus 10-0 in the semi-final.

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