Amas Daniel, Blessing Onyebuchi, and Mercy Adekuoroye claimed victories in their respective classes on the last day of the Baraza Champion of Champions Wrestling Tournament holding at the Ultra-modern Theatre of Wrestling Complex, Yenizue Gene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Fighting in the 65kg, African champion and Commonwealth silver-medalist, Amas Daniel, representing Bayelsa State won the Men Freestyle gold medal, while Anthony Joseph of Delta State clinched silver, as Kogi State’s Fisayo Kolawole settled for the bronze medal.
In another weight, World champion in beach wrestling, Blessing Onyebuchi, who came in Edo State colours, showed superiority in the 76kg Women Wrestling to win gold medal, while Nigerian Army’s Winnie Gofit claimed silver and Fisayo Kolawole from Kogi State clinched the bronze medal.Advertisementhttps://6c63984cfb96b2775ddcb1d1781120e6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0AdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisement
World silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye’s younger sister, Mercy, representing Ondo State, won gold medal, while Bose Samuel also from Ondo State claimed the silver medal as Delta State’s Goodness Obuse settled for bronze medal.
Speaking on her performance, Onyebuchi said the two weeks camping organised by the sports ministry gave her the impetus and the much needed exposure for the maiden Champion of Champions wrestling tournament.
“In December, the president of the federation called us for a two-week camping. That one really helped a lot. The kind of training I had in the camp, I can say it has been like three months now since I had that kind of training back home,” she said.
Also, speaking on his feat, Amas, said: “As an elite athlete, you know you get to do the homework. Though we’ve been having challenges training together for a while because of COVID-19.”