United World Wrestling to hit Nigeria for Adekuoroye

Adekuoroye Odunayo is the first Nigerian to win silver at World Wrestling Championship. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

Nigeria’s wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye, will be on the spotlight in February, as the United World Wrestling (UWW) has perfected plans to record a documentary on the Commonwealth champion.

The media Unit of the UWW led by Tim Foley are expected in Nigeria on February 4 for the project, which will highlight the potentials and achievements of the 24-year old, who became Nigeria’s first-ever silver-medalist at the World Championships in August 2017.

At just 24, Adekuoroye has won several laurels in the sport. She is a 3-time African Champion, an All Africa Games (2015) gold-medalist, a world bronze-medalist as well as Golden Grand Prix champion, to mention but a few.

The wrestling queen is currently taking part in Season 3 of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in India with her team Mumbai Maharathi. She helped her previous teams; Mumbai Garuda and Punjab Royals to the title in 2016 and 2017 respectively, the only wrestler till date to win the PWL twice.

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