Written by on August 5, 2022

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuroye has won gold in the women’s 57kg freestyle category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

She defeated India’s Anshu Malik 7-3 on Friday in Birmingham to help Nigeria to its first gold medal in wrestling.

The 28-year-old came under pressure but was equal to the challenge from the Indian.

Earlier in the day, Tobi Amusan who admitted that she is “exhausted” after winning world 100m hurdles gold last month looked impressive on Friday as she cruised through to the Commonwealth Games final.

Amusan began the defence of her crown by finishing top of the qualifying times in 12.40sec, in windy conditions.

“The mental part is there and the physical part is also done,” said Amusan. “But I’ve been so exhausted after those championships.

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