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Nigerian Wrestler, Adekuoroye Wins Gold To Defend Commonwealth Title



Nigerian wrestler, Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye has added to the country’s gold medal in the final of the Women’s Freestyle 57 kg wrestling event in the ongoing XXII Commonwealth Games holding in Birmingham, UK.

Adekuoroye defeated her Indian opponent Anshu Malik 6-4 in the 57kg freestyle category.

Adekuoroye is a two-time reigning Commonwealth Games champion and the reigning African champion.

Her victory has pushed Nigeria’s gold medal haul to six.


She competed in the women’s freestyle 53 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning a gold medal

At the 2015 World Wrestling Championships, she won a bronze medal. She won a silver medal at the women’s freestyle 55 kg 2017 World Wrestling Championships.


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