Africa Championship; Nigeria Female Wrestlers zooms pass opponents, bags 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze in Egypt   

Blessing Oborududu (69Kg)

Captain fantastic, Blessing Oborududu and Five other  Nigeria female wrestlers on Saturday made the nation proud once again by winning  three gold, two silver and a bronze medal to emerge best female team at the ongoing 2016 Senior African Wrestling Championship in Alexandria, Egypt.

It will be recalled that at the 2015 All Africa Games, Nigeria female Wrestlers won a total of 5 Gold and 3 Silver medals.

Seven-time African champion, Blessing Oborodudu,  Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth gold medalists, Odunayo Adekuoroye,  and Aminat Adeniyi  won gold medals each while Rosemary Ujunwa Nweke and Nwoye Ifeoma  won silver in the Female Wrestling event.

The Ondo duo, Odunayo Adekuoroye (55kg) defended her African title after defeating Rim Ayari (Algeria) in the final gold match while Aminat Adeniyi defeated Amina Elsebaee of Egypt in the 63kg category gold match.

Adekuoroye Odunayo on the podium in Egypt

Blessing Oborodudu (69Kg) also defended her title successfully after beating Rihem Ayari in the final match on Saturday.

Anambra Duo Rosemary Nweke 48kg and Nwoye Ifeoma 58kg both settle for silver in their separate weight categories.

2015 All Africa Games silver medalist Blessing Joy Onyebuchi (75Kg) settled for bronze after her bronze fight against Tassadit Amer of Algeria.

Daniel Igali

Gold medalist at the 2015 All Africa Games, Miesinnei Mercy Genesis was defeated by Senegalese  wrestler Isabelle Sambou and could not replicate her form at last year’s event as she lost her bronze fight to Mona Samir El Basyo of Egypt.

 

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