Nigeria’s female wrestlers win 10 medals at Africa Championships

Nigeria’s female wrestlers have begun to prove their dominance in wrestling having won 10 medals at the ongoing Africa Wrestling Championships holding at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that each of the 10 wrestlers, who represented the country in the cadet freestyle, won a medal in this category which ended late on Wednesday night.

The wrestlers clinched five gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The gold medalists are Yetunde Olatunji (40kg), Christian Ogunsanya (46kg), Mercy Adekuoroye (53kg), Simisola Olatunji (65kg) and Cecilia James (68kg). The only silver medalist was Natasha Essien (73kg) while Esther Asaolu (43kg), Aina Ohida (49kg), Jumoke Adekoye (57kg) and Esther Kolawole (61kg) clinched bronze medals.

Purity Akuh, Team Nigeria Female Coach at the competition, said that this record tells a lot about Nigeria and Nigeria’s Wrestling Federation. Akuh told NAN that it showed that they were putting so much effort into training and that it was producing good wrestlers. He added that prior to the championships he was thinking that each of all the 10 wrestlers would win a gold medal.

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