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Nigeria’s Adekuoroye wins gold, defends Commonwealth Crown

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Adekuoroye, the reigning African champion defeated Canada’s Hannah Taylor in the semis in a swashbuckling 10-0 victory.

By Ishaya Ibrahim, News Editor

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Nigerian wrestling dynamite, Odunayo Adekuoroye has claimed Gold in the Women’s 57kg Freestyle Wrestling after beating Anshu Malik of India.

The 2018 Commonwealth champion defeated her opponent 6-4 in the final to successfully defend the crown she won in Gold Coast four years ago.

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En route to the final, the reigning African champion defeated Canada’s Hannah Taylor in the semis in a swashbuckling 10-0 victory.

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The win further increases Nigeria’s gold medals so far to six, with more medals still on the offing for the nation

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