4 Nigerian Wrestlers Secure Olympic Qualification in Egypt

On Saturday, four Nigerian wrestlers qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics at the ongoing African championships and Olympics qualifiers in Alexandria, Egypt.

The wrestlers will join Odunayo Adekuoroye, who qualified in 2023 by winning a bronze medal in the women’s 57kg at the World Championships in Belgrade.

Blessing Oburududu, a silver medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics with a 2-0 pinfall victory over Palau’s Uilau Tarkong in the 68kg category.

Hannah Reuben, the World Military Champion at 76kg, defeated Amy Youin of Cote D’Ivoire 6-0 to clinch a spot at the Paris Olympics.

Esther Kolawole, a Nigerian athlete, qualified for the Olympics in Paris after defeating Cape Verde’s Angelina Rodrigues 10-0.

Christiana Ogunsanya, African Games winner in the 53kg category, defeated Egyptian Shaimaa Mohamed 10-0 to qualify.

Mercy Genesis barely missed out on the Paris Olympics during this window, losing 5-7 to Nada.

Mohamed of Egypt competes in the 50kg weight class.

Five female wrestlers will represent the country at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Nigerian male freestyle wrestlers aim to compete with their female counterparts on Sunday.

Sunday marks the end of this window’s qualifications.

The 2024 World Qualification Tournament, held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 9 to 12, will determine the remaining Olympic berths.

The African championships and Olympic qualifiers, which began on Monday in Alexandria, Egypt, are slated to culminate Sunday.

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