World Championships Silver medallist Odunayo Adekuoroye won the first Wrestling GOLD medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games on Friday morning at the Carrara Sports Arena 1.

Adekuoroye qualified for the Women’s Freestyle 57kg GOLD medal match after defeating Canada’s Emily Schaefer in the semifinal by 10-0 (Victory by Technical Superiority). She went on to claim Nigeria’s fifth GOLD medal at the Games and her second successive Commonwealth GOLD with a 7-5 Victory by Points over India’s Pooja Dhanda.

Blessing Oborududu claimed the second GOLD medal of the day after staging a terrific comeback from a 3-0 deficit to beat Canada’s Danielle Lappage 4-3 (Victory by Points) in the women’s Freestyle 68kg.

Amas Daniel won the first Wrestling medal of any colour, leaving it until the last six seconds to come from 4-0 down to equal it at 4-4, winning Bronze in Men’s Freestyle 65kg.

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Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. She has a bias for athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the National Sports Festival and the African Athletics Championships, and has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Yemi holds a BA in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University .

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