Nigeria unveils wrestlers for world championship

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 6:46am by admin

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa

Nigeria has unveiled its contingent to the arena Senior Wrestling Championship holding in Paris, France.

 The wrestlers unveiled include four feminine, Africa Champion, 2014 World Bronze medallist and world number one within the fifty three kg class,  Adekuroye Odunayo, seven occasions African champion Blessing Oborodudu, African Champion in 48kg, Mercy Genesis and customary wealth gold medallist in 58kg, Aminat Adeniyi.  Two occasions African champion within the 65kg, Amos Daniel and African Champion, John Emmanuel would symbolize Nigeria within the male category.

also incorporated within the contingent are two coaches, the feminine nationwide head teach, Purity Akuh and 14 instances African Champion, Victor Kodei.

 conversing at the unveiling ceremony held in Yenagoa, the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation and a member of the Bayelsa State home of assembly, Daniel Igali expressed self assurance within the potential of the Nigeria representatives to position up a just right performance.

 “The group is in very high spirit and i am positive that they would deliver. The adjusted United Wrestling rating within the feminine 55kg shall be a boost to Adekuroye. before now the u . s . a . has gained three bronze medals coming from Ifeoma Iheanacho(back to again 2009 and 2010) as well as Odunayo Adekuroye in 2014.”

We hope to perfect the data this time around through profitable the primary ever gold medal on the World Championship.

 Igali alternatively complained about lack of funding which compelled him to deliver the wrestles to Yenagoa the place they had been camped for 3 weeks the usage of his private gymnasium recently commissioned by using Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, to train.

according to him the funding to move for the competition will not be prepared yet but he used to be positive that the  Bayelsa state govt which has virtually adopted the Nigeria Wrestlers would come to the aid of the crew.

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