World wrestling body to make documentary on Adekuoroye

Posted on Jan 20 2018 - 1:29pm by admin

Idris Adesina

Nigeria’s wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuoroye will be on the spotlight in February as the United World Wrestling has concluded plans to record a documentary on the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

According to the President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, the media unit of the UWW led by Tim Foley are expected in Nigeria on February 4 for the project, which is expected to highlight the potential and achievements of the 24-year old, who became Nigeria’s first-ever silver-medalist at the World Championships in August 2017.

Igali told our correspondent during the week, “At just 24, Odunayo has won several laurels in the sport and I think this is why she has attracted the attention of the UWW.

“Her rise can be used to encourage other up-and-coming wrestlers; that they can achieve whatever they set their minds on in the sport. Odunayo is a three-time African champion, she is a 2015 All Africa Games gold medallist, a world bronze medallist as well as Golden Grand Prix champion.

“I believe she still has more years in the sport and can win a medal for the country at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.”

Adekuoroye is currently taking part in the third season of the Pro Wrestling League in India with her team Mumbai Maharathi.

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