Category Archives: Wrestling

WRESTLING: Team Nigeria Departs For Cadet World Championships

Nigeria’s contingent to the 2018 Cadet World Championships will on Monday, 2nd July, depart Lagos for Zagreb, Croatia – venue of the competition. The contingent, which is made up of two female wrestlers and a coach, are scheduled to leave the Murtala Mohammed International Airport by 8:45pm (local time) aboard a Turkish airline, and are […]

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WRESTLING: Gov. Dickson National Classics Postponed

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has postponed the 3rd Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics earlier scheduled to hold from 24th-30th June, 2018. The postponement is as a result of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where the major stakeholders in the sporting industry are present. Secretary General of the Federation Mohammed Libata informed […]

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WRESTLING: Team Nigeria Arrive New York In High Spirit For Beat The Streets

The Nigerian contingent to the 2018 Beat The Streets tournament has safely arrived New York for the Invitational wrestling event. The delegation made up of two Commonwealth Champions; Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), head coach of the female national team, Purity Akuh, as well as the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel […]

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Yenagoa Set For 3rd Governor Dickson Wrestling Classics

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics will take place in Yenagoa – the Bayelsa State capital – from 24th to 30th June, 2018. Over 500 athletes from different states of the federation and clubs are expected to participate in the Classics, which will be […]

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WRESTLING: Team Nigeria Prepares For Beat The Streets Invitational

Commonwealth champions Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), Aminat Adeniyi (62kg) and Blessing Oborududu (68kg) have commenced preparation for the upcoming Beat The Streets Invitational wrestling event in the United States of America. The three female freestyle wrestlers, who each won gold at the recently-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are currently training in Akure and […]

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Bayelsa State Govt. Set To Build Modern Wrestling Gym In Yenagoa

As part of its plans to institutionalise wrestling, Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to build an ultra-modern wrestling gym in the state capital, Yenagoa. This was disclosed by the State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson during a reception ceremony in Yenagoa in honour of Team Nigeria wrestlers to the recently-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold […]

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Gold Coast 2018: Gov. Dickson Splashes Cash On Team Nigeria Wrestlers

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has rewarded athletes and coaches of Nigeria’s wrestling team to the recently-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with various handsome cash gifts, following their impressive performance at the quadrennial multi-sport event. The wrestlers won 8 medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze), accounting for one-third of […]

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Nigeria’s Igali Emerges Vice President Of Commonwealth Wrestling Board

World and Olympic champion Hon. Daniel Igali has been elected the vice-president of the Commonwealth Wrestling Board. The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) president polled 19 of the available 22 votes at a meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Wrestling Committee at the just-concluded 2018 Gold Coast Games in Australia, to emerge one of […]

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GOLD COAST 2018: Adeniyi Retains Commonwealth Gold, As Bibo Settles For Silver In Wrestling

Aminat Adeniyi and Melvin Bibo capped a memorable outing for Team Nigeria in the wrestling event, winning gold and silver respectively on the final day of competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. In the final of the 62 kg weight class, Adeniyi, 24, made it back-to-back Commonwealth titles, with victory over […]

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GOLD COAST 2018: Impressive Adekuoroye, Oborududu Strike Gold On Day 2 Of Wrestling

Odunayo Adekuoroye retained her Commonwealth crown, even as Blessing Oborududu won her first-ever gold medal in the Games history on Day 2 of the wrestling event in Gold Coast, Australia. In a keenly contested finale, World silver-medalist, Adekuoroye battled to gold in the 57kg weight class with a 7-5 points win over favourite Pooja Dhanda […]

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GOLD COAST 2018: Nigerian Wrestlers Bag Three Medals On Opening Day

Team Nigeria won three medals – one silver and two bronze – as the wrestling event began at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday. Fighting in the 76kg weight class, Blessing Onyebuchi settled for silver after she lost to Olympic champion Erica Wiebe in the final. The Canadian secured the gold […]

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Team Nigeria Receive Nike Kits

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, presented to her 2018 Commonwealth Games-bound athletes (as well as her elite performers), wrestling kits from sportswear giants Nike. The kits which include wrestling boots/singlets, ear guards and knee pads, are part of a partial sponsorship deal struck by the federation with […]

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