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Nigeria’s Adekuoroye Misses Out On World Wrestling Tourney Gold

Nigeria’s Adekuoroye Misses Out On World Wrestling Tourney Gold

By Johnny Edward:

Nigerian wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye missed out on history by losing out on becoming the first African woman to win a gold medal at the ongoing World Wrestling Championship event in Paris, France Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

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Adekuoroye became the first ever female Nigerian wrestler to get to the final of the world championship on Wednesday.

But the Commonwealth Games gold medallist lost to 18-year-old Haruna Okuno from Japan 5-4 in the 55kg final match of the competition and was rewarded with a silver medal.

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She had qualified for the finals after defeating Iryna Kurachkina from Belarus 10-0 in the semi-finals earlier on Wednesday.

Canadian wrestler Michelle Fazzari defeated Elin Nilsson from Sweden 7-0 to win bronze.

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