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Wrestling Federation Unveils Six Wrestlers for Olympic Games

by Silverbird News24

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation has unveiled 6 athletes who will fly the nation’s flag at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

The team, which comprises five female wrestlers, one male freestyle wrestler and three coaches, was presented on Monday in a colourful ceremony at the Dynamite Wrestling gym in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Wrestlers unveiled are: Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Blessing Oborodudu (68kg), reigning African champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), and Military world champion Hannah Reuben (76kg).

Also, reigning African champions and debutants, Esther Kolawole (62kg) and Ogunsanya Christinah (53kg), while Ashton Mutuwa completes the list in the (125kg) men’s freestyle wrestling.

coaches, Victor Kodei, Purity Akuh, and Happiness Burutu.

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, in his remarks, expressed confidence that the nation’s wrestlers will put up a good performance at this year’s Olympics.

The athletes and officials are expected to depart Nigeria for Spain on 3rd. July for a pre Olympic tournament in Madrid before settling in Germany for their last camping ahead of the games proper.

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