eam Nigeria has won 46 medals at the ongoing Africa Wrestling Championships holding at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civil Centre, Port Harcourt.
The medals comprise 16 gold, 14 silvers and 16 bronze.
The championships will end Feb. 11 look promising as Nigeria’s medals chances are still high.
Daniel Igali, the president, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) told journalists that the country’s representatives had been impressive.
Igali said that he was particularly impressed by the skills exhibited by the Cadet Team.
“”Over the years, we didn’t have a cadet team and I’m glad we have now and they are pulling their weights.
“We are not there yet but it’s a gradual process and we are on the right path to get it right eventually.
“When I started wrestling then, there was nothing like cadet team. I started wrestling at age 16 and it was straight to the senior team.
“This is a good development because it provides an avenue to catch them young and groom them well to fully maximize their potential.”
Sunmisola Balogun is the only Nigerian athlete who has so far qualified for the Youth Olympic Games from the championship.
No fewer than 90 wrestlers which comprising both males and females are representing Nigeria at the competition.
Some of the countries participating in the championship are: Nigeria the host, Liberia, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Others are Namibia, Kenya, Burundi, Cameron, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Madagascar, and Senegal.
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