The Nigerian female wrestlers has once again proved their mettle by retaining the African female Wrestling Championship in Hammamet, Tunisia winning 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals, while Tunisia placed second and Egypt third.
Blessing Oborududu, in one of the bouts, beat Anta Sambo of Senegal 10-0 in the finals to win the 4th Nigerian gold medal.
10 female wrestlers were featured at the African championships because Esther Kolawale (55kg) hurt her knee in training a day before the tournament and sat out.
Here are the winners:
1. Mercy Genesis 48kg – Gold
2. Rosemary Nweke 53kg – bronze
3. Kolawale Esther 55kg – injury default
4. Odunayo Adekuoroye 57kg – Gold
5. Ifeoma Nwoye 59kg – bronze
6. Aminat Adeniyi – 62kg – Silver
7. Sunmisola Balogun 65kg – Gold
9. Hannah Reuben 72kg – Silver
10. Blessing Onyebuchi 76kg – Gold