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Commonwealth Games: Adekuoroye wins sixth gold medal for Nigeria

Nigeria has so far won six gold medals at the Birmingham Games.

A cheering news from the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom has enliven the spirit of Nigerians with Odunayo Adekuoroye lifting a gold medal in the women’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling for Team Nigeria.

The 28-year-old, Adekuoroye, dashed the hope of her Indian opponent, Anshu Malik 7-3 (VPO1) to secure Nigeria’s first gold medal in Wrestling.

Adekuoroye came under pressure, but she was equal to the task.

Nigeria has so far won six gold medals at the Birmingham Games.

Persecondnews recalls that Adekuoroye had won a gold in the Women’s Freestyle 53 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2015 World Wrestling Championships.

Also, she won the silver medal at the women’s freestyle 55 kg 2017 World Wrestling Championships and in 2018, Adekuoroye participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, winning her second Commonwealth gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 57 kg weight class again defeating Pooja Dhanda of India in the final.

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