Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) booked her place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing 2019 Senior World Wrestling championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Adekuoroye, the World Number 3, defeated North Korea’s In Sun Jong 12-2 via technical superiority in the quarter-finals to land a Tokyo 2020 ticket.
Adekuoroye later suffered a 6-1 semi final loss to two-time World and Olympic champion Risako Kawai of Japan in the semi-final.
The double Commonwealth champion will now compete a bronze medal fight on Thursday.
In other categories, Nigeria’s Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg) will also fight Aline da Silva Ferreira of Brazil for a bronze medal, against Aline da Silva Ferreira of Brazil on Thursday, after her semi-final loss to Hiroe Minagawa Suzuki of Japan 10-7 .
Meanwhile Nigeria’s other representatives at the tournament, Blessing Oborududu (68kg), Aminat Adeniyi (62kg) and Emmanuel Ogbonna (74kg) will all begin their quest for glory and Olympic tickets on Thursday.
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