Jubilation as Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold for team Nigeria at Commonwealth games

Jubilation as Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold for team Nigeria at Commonwealth games

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Nigeria have won another gold at the ongoing Commonwealth games as Odunayo Adekuoroye triumphed in wrestling
  • The 28-year-old was in brilliant form on Friday evening, 5 August, beating Anshu Malik of India in big battle
  • Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth games are still hoping to win more medals before the final day

Odunayo Adekuoroye has recorded her name in the history books of Wrestling by winning Nigeria's sixth gold at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth games in the United Kingdom.

Anshu Malik of India was the one who suffered a defeat against Odunayo Adekuroye for Nigeria to win another gold as the 2022 Commonwealth games is gradually coming to conclusion.

The 28-year-old defeated her opponent 6-4 in the final to successfully defend the crown she won in Gold Coast four years ago.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Commonwealth
Odunayo Adekuoroye wins gold for team Nigeria at Commonwealth games. Photo by Tom Dulat
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So far at the 2022 Commonwealth games, Nigeria have now won 6 gold, two silver and five bronze medals.

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Nigerian Athlete Breaks Her World Record to Win Gold in Powerlifting at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Impressive Nigerian athlete Folashade Oluwafemiayo smashed her world record to win gold in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham Powerlifting event.

The Paralympic champion was spectacular on Day 7 as she lifted a new world record of 155kg to clinch the gold medal.

Making of Champions reports that it was her first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games as she inspired Nigerian first and second finish.

Bose Omolayo got in on the act, securing the silver medal with a lift of 145kg, clear of the third place finisher, Australia’s Hani Watson, who won the Bronze medal with a lift of 127kg.

Oluwafemiayo claimed 123.4 cumulative points and was clearly ahead of other Powerlifters, laying down the marker when she opened up with a lift of 130k, going on to improve with an additional 20kg and then 5kg more to emerge with a clear victory.

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