The women’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling event at the current Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, was won by Nigerian wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye.
The 28-year-old successfully defended her four-year-old title by outdueling her Indian opponent, Anshu Malik, 6-4 (VPO1) to win Nigeria’s first wrestling gold medal.
Before reaching the final, the reigning African champion defeated Canada’s Hannah Taylor in the semis in a swashbuckling 10-0 victory.
Nigeria has so far won six gold medals including two silver and five bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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