Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi defeated Canada’s Michelle Fazzari in the 62kg of Women’s Wrestling, after the latter retired from the bout via an injury at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
On her way to the final, the Nigerian had beaten Cameroon’s Emiliene Etane Ngolle with a technical superiority verdict of 11-0 points wiin and secured a 6-3 victory by points win against Sakshi Malik of India before another 11-0 technical superiority win against New Zealand’s Tayla Ford.
She now joins Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu as gold medal winners for Team Nigeria in wrestling at this year’s Games.
Also on Saturday, Nigeria’s Melvin Bibo had to settle for silver as he was beaten by Muhammad Inam of Pakistan in the final of the men’s freestyle (86kg).
The 41-year-old Nigerian fell 6-0 to Inam, and becomes the second Nigerian wrestler to win silver at this year’s Commonwealth Games.
Miesinnei Genesis also won Bronze for Team Nigeria, defeating Australia’s Rupinder Kaur 10-0 (victory by technical superiority) in Women’s Wrestling 50kg.
As it stands, Team Nigeria now has nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals at the ongoing Gold Coast competition.
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