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Tokyo Olympics: Adekuruoye hopeful of medal despite defeat to Moldova’s Nichita

Tokyo Olympics: Adekuruoye hopeful of medal despite defeat to Moldova’s Nichita
August 04
08:39 2021

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Nigerian wrestler, lost in the women’s freestyle to Anastasia Nichita of Moldova at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

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The three-time world championship medalist lost via fall in the 57kg category to the Moldovan on Wednesday morning.

Adekuoroye was leading 8-0 before Nichita dramatically won the tie through pinfall in the round of 16.

The Nigerian still have a chance to contest for a bronze medal through the repechage as long as Nichita makes it to the final.

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In the men’s 86kg, Ekerekeme Agiomor was beaten by India’s Deepak Punia 12-1 to cut short his chance of getting a medal at the summer games.

Meanwhile, in the women’s canoe single 200 meters quarter final, Ayomide Emmanuel Bello finished third but failed to qualify for the semi final.

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