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March 23, 2024

5 Nigerian female wrestlers close in on Paris Olympics appearance

5 Nigerian female wrestlers close in on Paris Olympics appearance

By Patrick Omorodion

Team Nigerian wrestlers continued their conquest in the sport after the African Games and African Championships feats as five of them have qualified for the semi-finals of the Africa/Oceania Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying tournament currently taking place in Alexandria, Egypt.

They are Mercy Genesis, 50kg, Christinah Ogunsanya, 53kg, Esther Kolawole, 62kg, Blessing Oborodudu, 68kg and Hannah Reuben, 76kg.

President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr. Daniel Igali told Sports Vanguard moments ago from the tournament venue in Alexandria that the five wrestlers will hit the mat from 5 p.m. local time in Alexandria today.

“They all wrestle at 5 p.m. local time in Alexandria, Egypt to punch Olympic tickets. Winners of the semi-finals will qualify in each weight class”, he said, adding “fingers crossed. Good luck team.”