Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu Hosts 2022 Nigerian Commonwealth Gold Medalist

Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu Hosts 2022 Nigerian Commonwealth Gold Medalist

Ibitoye Shittu
August 16, 2022 at 2:49 PM
  • Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has hosted Odunayo Adekuoroye for winning gold at the Commonwealth
  • The 28-year-old wrestler produced an awesome performance for team Nigeria at the just concluded games
  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praised Odunayo Adekuoroye for her show at the games urging her to do more

Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is the Governor of Lagos State has hosted 2022 Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, at the Government House on Tuesday morning, 16 August.

The Executive Governor of the State of Excellence was happy with the performances of Odunayo Adekuoroye at the Commonwealth games winning gold in wrestling.

Odunayo defeating her Indian opponent Anshu Malik 6-4 in the 57kg Freestyle category to emerge champion which was an incredible achievement for the Nigerian.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gold medal.
Lagos state Governor Sanwo-Olu hosts 2022 Nigerian Commonwealth gold medalist Adekuoroye. Photo by Tom Dulat
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Adekuoroye, two-time reigning Commonwealth Games champion was better than Malik who had won her earlier two rounds within a minute.

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According to the photos posted by Journalist Adepoju Tobi, Odunayo Adekuoroye was spotted decorating the Lagos state Governor with her gold medal.

Veteran Nigerian Sports reporter Godwin Enakhena was also spotted at the Lagos State Government House.

See the photos below

Coach Alaba Ogunde Raises Alarm, Reveals How She Personally Discovered Tobi Amusan

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how a retired athletics coach Alaba Ogunde disclosed that she discovered Tobi Amusan, the world and Commonwealth Game’s record holder in the Women’s 100m Hurdles.

Amusan stunned the world when she set a new record at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with an incredile semi-final time of 12.12secs to erase Kendra Harrison’s 2016 effort by 0.08secs.

Barely a week later, the 25-year-old won gold again, this time at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, when she clocked a time of 12.30s to set a new Games record.

Reports have it that a coach claimed he discovered the athlete, but a former member of the Ogun State Sports Council Ogunde said she discovered Amusan in Ijebu Ode in 2005.

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