Commonwealth Games: Adekuroye claims gold in Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

By: Gyang Dakwo

Nigerian wrestling dynamite, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has claimed Gold in the Women’s 57kg Freestyle Wrestling after beating Anshu Malik of India.

The 2018 Commonwealth champion defeated her opponent 6-4 in the final to successfully defend the crown she won in Gold Coast four years ago.

The victory serves as a good tonic for her after she dramatically failed to make a podium finish during the 2020 Olympics.

En route to the final, the reigning African champion defeated Canada’s Hannah Taylor in the semis in a swashbuckling 10-0 victory.

The win further increases Nigeria’s gold medals so far to six, with more medals still in the offing for the nation.