Nigerian female freestyle wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye has expressed her gratitude on behalf of other Athletes to the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.
speaking to brila.net on behalf of the wrestlers, the commonwealth games gold medalist, Adekuoroye thanked the governor, for rewarding the athletes, & has also promised that the team will continue to make him proud in subsequent competitions.
In a related development, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali also commended Dickson for his unflinching support for wrestling in Nigeria.
“His role in the battle to have wrestling back in the 2020 Olympic Games can’t, but be appreciated.
“The Bayelsa State government has been supportive of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation,” Igali said.
The Olympic Gold Medalist added that Dickson’s keen interest in the sport was based on the fact that he was a former wrestler, and his father was equally adept in the sport.
“He also knows the importance of wrestling to an Ijaw man.
The wrestling team won a total of eight medals which comprised three gold, two silver and three bronze at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
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