Olympic Games Nigeria Wrestling Federation Unveils Athletes For Paris Olympic Games

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation has unveiled six athletes who would represent the country at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

The squad, which consists of five female wrestlers, one male freestyle wrestler, and three coaches, was introduced on Monday during a lively event at the Dynamite Wrestling gym in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Wrestlers unveiled include Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Blessing Oborodudu (68kg), incumbent African champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), and Military world champion Hannah Reuben (76kg).

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The roster also includes reigning African champions and debutants Esther Kolawole (62kg) and Ogunsanya Christinah (53kg), as well as Ashton Mutuwa (125kg) in men’s freestyle wrestling.

Coaches: Victor Kodei, Purity Akuh, and Happiness Burutu. Daniel Igali, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, expressed optimism that the nation’s wrestlers will perform well at this year’s Olympics.

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation is a very serious Federation, the athletes have been in camp training for couple of weeks now and in my view they’re prepared.”

The athletes won’t be going to Paris to participate but to compete, and you know when someone competes is for medals, and we are hoping that if we compete very well, the medals will come.” Igali said.

Earlier, the Bayelsa State Government, through Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Nimibofa Ayawei, bid farewell to the contingents with the goal of making Nigerians proud.

“Our love for the Olympics today is the reason we are here.

So, I enjoin you to make the nation proud at the Games by competing clean and bringing glory back home so we all can celebrate.” Ayawei stated.

The athletes and officials are anticipated to leave Nigeria for Spain on July 3rd for a pre-Olympic event in Madrid before settling in Germany for their final training before the games.

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