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African Games: Female wrestlers deliver 5 gold, one silver

Nigeria female wrestlers and NWF President, Daniel Igali in Rabat
Team Nigeria female wrestlers on Thursday lived up to their promise by winning 5 gold and one silver in the Women’s Wrestling event held at the Indoor Sports Center of the Mohammed V Sports Complex in El Jadida, Morocco.
Female wrestlers deliver 5 gold
Nigeria female wrestlers and NWF President, Daniel Igali in Rabat reports that nine-time Africa champion, Blessing Oborududu (68kg), World wrestling silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg); two-time Commonwealth champion, Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), African champions Mercy Genesis (50kg) and Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg) delivered the gold for the country, while Bose Samuel (53kg) won the silver medal of the day.
Oborududu, who is also a Commonwealth champion  overpowers Anta Sambou of Senegal 6-0 via pitfall in the final to retain her African Games title.
World No 4, Odunayo Adekuoroye successful won her second consecutive Africa Games gold medal by defeating  Emmam Ibrahim of Egyot 10-0 in the final of the 57kg class.
Adeniyi also retained her African Games title by defeating Ngolle Berthe of Cameroon  in the 62kg class.
Mercy Genesis beats Tunisia’s Sara Hamdi 10-0 via technical superiority to land gold in the 50kg class. She had earlier defeated Caroline Yapi of Cote d’ Ivoire 5-0 in the semifinal.
African champion Blessing Onyebuchi beats Ivorian Amy YOUIN 10-0 to land the top prize in the 76kg class.
Bose Samuel had to settled for the  only silver of the day after losing 4-2 in the final to Tiako Joseph of Cameroon.
Earlier on Wednesday, Team Nigeria’s Tochukwu Okeke (87kg) claimed bronze in the Greco Roman event.

Action will be wrapped up in wrestling on Friday in the men’s Freestyle events, with the likes of Amas Daniel (65kg), Emmanuel Ogbonna (74kg), Soso Tamarau, Sinivie Boltic, Ebikewenimo Welson (57kg) and Melvin Bibo expected to rack in more medals for the country.

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