London – Amarachi Obiajunwa joined wrestling teammate Blessing Oborududu and various Team Nigeria members on the 2012 Olympic Games’ sidelines on Thursday in London by crashing out in her first fight.
She lost to China’s Jiao Wang at the ExCel-North Arena 2 in the round of 16 of the women’s freestyle 72 kg event, becoming her wrestling team’s second casualty within 24 hours.
Oborududu had a day earlier at the same venue lost 0-3 to Ewa Michalik of Poland in their 63 kg fight.
Obiajunwa,who had drawn bye from the qualification round lost 0-4 on technical points and 0-5 on classification points, with her opponent adjudged winner 5-0 VT (victory by fall).
Oborududu and Obiajunwa were the two female wresters in the four-wrestler Nigerian team at the Olympics Games in London.
The male wrestlers, Andrew Dick and Sinivie Boltic, would be getting into the thick of the action on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Dick would be fighting in the men’s freestyle 84 kg, while Sinivie would be fighting in the men’s freestyle 96 kg. (NAN)