Nigeria’s representatives to the recently concluded World Wrestling Championships in Paris returned to the country on Monday with a silver medal dangling on the neck of Odunayo Adekuroye.
Adekuroye, who is arguably one of the world’s most famous freestyle wrestler in the 55kg weight category.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist narrowly missed out on winning the gold losing 5-4 to Japanese teenage sensation Haruna Okuno.
Adekuroye said she was not disappointing with her performance at the tournament.
“It was not easy at all, I really appreciate God for this feat.
I trained really hard for this championships having camped previously in Ondo and Bayelsa state.
Also attending about three different competitions before the championships but i didn’t achieve this feat by my own power.
“Being the first ever Nigerian to get to the final of a world Championship is a very big deal for me and am so happy.
It is a dream come through, I really wanted the gold but that is fate. The bout was close 5-4 but i believe next time, I’ll get the gold”
Source: Kelvin Ekerete
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