Nigerian wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye has suffered a stunning defeat and won’t compete for a medal within the Women’s Freestyle 57kg class on the Tokyo Olympics.
In a swift flip of occasions, with only a minute of struggle time remaining, second seed Adekuoroye misplaced 8-2 by way of pinfall to Mongolia’s Anastasia Nichita regardless of main the bout 8-0 within the spherical of 16.
The African champion was in complete management, out of the blue, Nichita discovered a solution to deliver her down and pinned her until the referee declared it over. Stunning victory for the Mongolian. Adekuoroye’s hopes to compete for bronze via the repechage was dashed when Nichita misplaced 6-3 to Bulgaria’s Georgieva Nikolova within the quarter-finals.
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Things bought worse for Team Nigeria on the mat as the one male wrestler, Ekerekeme Agiomor, who’s making his Olympics debut misplaced by technical superiority 1-12 to Deepak Punia of India within the Men’s Freestyle 86kg.
Nigeria’s solely probability to compete for one more wrestling medal is on teenager Adijat Idris who will wrestle within the Women’s Freestyle 53kg tomorrow.
Nigeria occupies sixty fifth place on the Tokyo Olympics medal desk courtesy of the silver medal gained by Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume’s bronze from the lengthy soar occasion.