Nigeria: Three Nigerian Wrestlers Qualify for Olympic Games in Style

The Nigerian contingent to the Tokyo Olympic Games has elevated by three.

Three Nigerian Wrestlers bear secured spots on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Commonwealth wrestling champions, Blessing Oborududu and Aminat Adeniyi, as well to teenager Adijat Idris displayed impressive performances on the continued Africa/Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Ten-time African champion Oborududu made mild work of Enas Ahmed of Egypt and Senegal’s Anta Sambou, successful 13-2 and 10-0 by plan of technical superiority respectively, sooner than sealing a attach at her third Olympics with a 4-0 pinfall victory in opposition to Tunisian Khadija Jlassi.

On her methodology to booking a attach in Tokyo, Adeniyi, a four-time African champion, recorded a 7-0 make a choice over Amel Hammiche of Algeria, and then subdued Zineb Hassoune of Morocco 10-0 by plan of technical superiority sooner than overpowering Cameroon’s Berthe Ngolle 3-0.

No topic occurring to her mountainous rival Marwa Amri 3-1 in a keenly contested bout, Adeniyi secured her attach in Tokyo alongside the Tunisian Olympic bronze-medalist.

Within the period in-between, teenage sensation Idris shone love one million stars on her debut on the massive stage with a full bunch see-catching shows to e-book a attach on the Olympics on the first time of asking.

The 19-365 days-extinct delivered two technical superiority wins in opposition to Egypt’s Nada Mohamed and Debora Ture of Guinea Bissau, scoring 11-0 and 15-4 respectively, sooner than dismissing Ibtissem Doudou of Algeria in her third spherical-robin match and despite a 2-1 loss to dwelling lady Sarra Hamdi, Idris, who claimed gold on the Baraza Champion of Champions Wrestling event in Yenagoa in January, evolved to her maiden Olympics alongside the Tunisian.

It might per chance possibly bear been a ideal day for Crew Nigeria in Hammamet, on the opposite hand, Bose Samuel used to be stopped within the quarter-finals of the 53kg category by her Cameroonian rival Joseph Essombe Tiako, who gained 2-1 by plan of pinfall.

A bronze medal for the 2018 African champion used to be no longer true ample, as most efficient the cease 2 in each weight class qualify for the Olympics.

Oborududu, Adeniyi and Idris will thus be half of old World No.1 Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) to compete on the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games, which can bustle from July 23 to August 8 this 365 days.

Adekuoroye already sealed her attach on the Games by virtue of successful a bronze medal on the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The competitors comes to an cease on Sunday, with the boys taking to the mats within the Freestyle occasions.

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