Adekuoroye, others strike gold in Bayelsa tournament

The world number two, Odunayo Adekuoroye, lived up to her high billing; claiming gold at the maiden Baraza Champion of Champions wrestling tournament in Yenagoa.

Adekuoroye is among the seven sports personalities showcased in an earlier report by PREMIUM TIMES to look out for in 2021.

Apart from Adekuroye, other favourites like John Ogbonna and Welson Ebikewenimo all triumphed on Day 1 of the competition on Saturday.

Competing in her first bout in almost a year, reigning Commonwealth champion Adekuoroye showed no sign of rustiness, cleverly and masterfully brushing aside her three opponents in the 57kg class to land gold.

The 6-time African champion defeated Patience Kakaga and Esther Kolawole, who stepped up to 57kg, 10-0 via technical superiority, before finishing off Aboje Isioma of Delta State 2-0 via pinfall inside the first round.

Having been away from competition for almost a year, the Ondo-born wrestler hailed the president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, for coming up with the tournament.

“Kudos to our President for organizing this competition, Because if you are just training, training and acquiring knowledge without being…

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