Rio Olympics:Three Nigerian Women Wrestlers Bow Out Of Olympics!


Nigeria’s poor outing at the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics continued as three of the country’s women wrestlers all crashed out in round one of the freestyle event in their different weight categories on Wednesday.

 Fighting in the 48kg class, Mercy Genesis lost 4-0 to Poland’s Nina Matkowska.

In the 58kg category, Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi was subdued 8-2 by Maarit Olli from Finalnd.

While in the 69kg category, Amuchechi Reuben did not fare any better as she was overpowered by Canada’s Erzsebet Yeats 11-1.

Nigeria’s other two women representatives will feature in Thursday’s scheduled bouts.

In round one of the 63kg, freestyle event, Blessing Oborududu will square off against Battsetseg Soronzonbold from Mongolia.

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While also in round one of the freestyle event of the 53kg class, Folashade Adekuoroye will face Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson. 

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