End of The Road For 3 Female Nigerian Wrestlers In 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Olympic

Nigeria’s hope of winning any Olympic medals keep diminishing as three Nigerian wrestlers – Mercy Genesis, Hannah Reuben and Aminat Adeniyi – have been eliminated from the women’s wrestling preliminary round at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday.

Genesis fell 5-0 to Poland’s Iwona Matkowska in women’s freestyle 48kg, Reuben lost 4-1 to Canadian wrestler, Dorothy Yeats in the women’s freestyle 69kg, while Adeniyi also Lost 3-1 to Finland’s Petra Olli in the women’s freestyle 58kg.

The three wrestlers were among medal hopefuls for Nigeria, but failed to impress as they exited the competition in quick succession following their first fights.

Meanwhile, attention has been shifted to other Nigerian wrestlers as the quest to win medals continues for Team Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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