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Adekouroye, Oborududu To Compete At Ranking Series Tournament


Current world bronze medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu (68kg), shall be joined by three different elite feminine wrestlers to compete on the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event within the Italian metropolis of Rome.

The others are a number of African and Commonwealth champion Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), in addition to Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg) and Mercy Genesis (50kg), who each gained gold and silver medals respectively on the inaugural World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar final 12 months.

The wrestlers, beneath the steering head coach of the feminine nationwide workforce Purity Akuh, will depart Lagos on Tuesday, 14th January for the occasion scheduled for fifteenth to 18th January 2020.

In Rome, the 5 wrestlers, all gold medalists on the twelfth African Games in Morocco, shall be contesting for essential rating factors which can improve their seeding on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The event can also be anticipated to place the wrestlers in good condition previous to the 2020 African Championships in Algeria early subsequent month and the Africa/Oceania Olympic qualifier in El Jadida, Morocco, which can happen in March.

Former world primary, Adekuoroye is the one Nigerian wrestler that has certified Tokyo Games. Oborududu was unlucky to not seal her place on the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

However, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation is hopeful that extra seven athletes will be a part of her to Tokyo when the Olympic qualifier will get underway in Morocco.

After the event, the wrestlers will start intensive tenting forward of the 2020 African Championships in Algiers slated for 4th to ninth February.

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