Olympics; When will Nigeria wrestlers be on the mat?

Team Nigeria Wrestlers in Rio (2)

The Olympic wrestling competition will kick off on August 14th 2016.

Team Nigeria wrestlers consisting of seven (7) will start her campaign for medals on August 17th in the Female (FW) categories 48-58-69kg and August 18 in FW 53 and 63kg as well as on August 21 in male freestyle (FS) 65-97kg.

The female wrestles for August 17th are Mercy Genesis (48kg), Aminat Adeniyi (58kg) and Reuben Hannah (69kg), while those wrestling on the 18th day of August are Adekuoroye Odunayo (53kg) and Blessing Oborududu (63kg).

For the male freestyle wrestlers, Amas Daniel (65kg) and Soso Tamarau (97kg) will be on the mat on August 21th, 2016.

The Nigeria wrestling team consists of Africa champions, Commonwealth champions as well as World Championship medalist.


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