By Solomon Nwoke
World Silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg weight class), Ifeoma Nwoye (55kg) and Bisola Makanjuola (59kg) are expected to represent Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) at the Beat the Streets tournament in New York on the invitation of the United States Wrestling Federation.
The one-day event which is scheduled to be staged near the heart of New York City will hold on May 17, 2018. The wrestlers who will be drawn from the three weight categories, 55kg, 57kg and 59kg, will be accompanied by a coach and a team leader, with their flight tickets, accommodation and other logistics, to be catered for by the organizers of the event.
“This is a great opportunity for your strong federation to showcase good will event with the United States while at the same time promoting the sport of wrestling,” an invitation letter sent to the NWF, read.
“As our sport moves forward, it is still very important that the wrestling world powers continue to unite and show growth to the International Olympic Committee and this event is the perfect opportunity to help support wrestling on both a grassroots and international level.”
The organizers also assured the Nigeria contingent of a pleasant and an unforgettable stay in New York during the event.