Nigeria wrestling team has continued to show its prowess in the sport as they delivered 14 medals and earned top-ranking positions in various categories in the just concluded African Championship in Algiers, Algeria.
A two-day event which began on Saturday, Nigerian female team amassed 230 points to emerge champions of the continent for the ninth time.
A total of six gold medals and four silver enabled the female side to achieve the feat.
Blessing Oborududu’s 10-0 victory against Rihem Ayari of Tunisia saw her clinch the gold in 68kg category for her 10th African title and propelled her to the number two spot in the world, surpassing Jenny Fransson of Sweden.
As expected, Odunayo Adekuoroye won her sixth consecutive African crown and overthrew Risako Kawai of Japan at the world’s top spot in 57kg.
Other female wrestlers who made a podium finish with gold medal include Mercy Genesis (50kg), Esther Kolawole (55kg), Bisola Makunjuola (59kg) and Hannah Reuben (65kg).