October 20, 2019

Adekuoroye qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

September 19, 2019
Odunayo Adekuoroye

Nigeria’s wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Adekuoroye defeated Sun Jong of North Korea 12-2 via technical superiority in the 57kg category to reach the semi finals of the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old was, however, displaced by Japan’s Rusako Kawai, 6-1 in the women’s 57kg semi-finals later in the day and will now battle for the bronze medal on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has given kudos to Adekuoroye after sealing her spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The minister said “Congratulations to Odunayo Adekuoroye, that’s a feat we are all proud of and you can be sure other sports will get priority attention as against the sole focus on football.”

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