Nigeria’s Adekunroye emerges best wrestler in Tunisia

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has been named the best female wrestler at the 2019 African Senior Wrestling Championships in Tunisia

The 2017 world silver-medalist and back-to-back Commonwealth champion made light work of her Cameroonian opponent Esoombe Tiako, winning their 57kg final in just 29 seconds via pinfall to record her 5th African title.


Other wrestlers who won medals at the tournament, came from Hannah Reuben (72kg) and Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), with Rosemary Nweke (53kg) and Ifeoma Nwoye (59kg) accounting for the 2 bronze medals.

Overall, Team Nigeria won Women’s Wrestling at the Championships with 195 points ahead of 2nd placed Tunisia with 177 points, while Egypt finished 3rd with 160 points.

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