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Akuh satisfied with wrestling match in Spain

The Nigerian girls’s wrestling staff head coach Purity Akuh expressed her satisfaction with the efficiency of the Nigerian wrestlers on the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain.

The contingent is now in Germany for his or her remaining tenting journey earlier than the Olympic Video games in Paris, France.

The wrestlers, who participated within the pre-Olympic match, gained two bronze medals. Esther Kolawole (62 kg) and Ogunsanya Christinah (53 kg) each took bronze for Workforce Nigeria within the semi-final.

Ogunsanya defeated her American counterpart Brianne Gonzales in a convincing 10-0 victory, whereas Kolawole defeated Sweden’s Johanna Lindborg 8-0.

Three-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye was knocked out on technical grounds, shedding within the quarter-finals to Norway’s Othile Gap.

African champion Hannah Reuben additionally misplaced her first battle.

Commenting on the staff’s efficiency, Akuh careworn the significance of the match as preparation for the Olympic Video games in Paris.

“It was a superb outing for our ladies as a result of it gave us an opportunity to have a look at areas the place we would have liked to enhance,” Purity stated.

“It additionally gave the wrestlers the chance to wrestle competitively, though not like it might be in Paris, but it surely was nice and we all know we nonetheless want to enhance in sure areas.”

Earlier than the staff left for Germany, Nigerian Wrestling Federation president Daniel Igali urged the staff to make use of the experiences from Madrid to their technical benefit.

Led by NWF Secretary Basic Mohammed Maigidansanma, the staff will refine its methods and abilities in preparation for the Olympic Video games.

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