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Odunayo Adekuoroye

Wrestling 2014 Commonwealth GamesAkure, Nigeria
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Biography

Odunayo is a freestyle wrestler. She competed in the women’s freestyle 53 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a gold medal. Adekuoroye is the only Nigerian wrestler to secure a slot for the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning bronze at the 2015 World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas, USA. She also won bronze at the World Grand Prix held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Odunayo Adekuoroye won the maiden edition of the Pro Wrestling league in New Delhi India. Adekuoroye, was the only African in Team Mumbai Garuda. She defeated Tatyana Kit of Team Haryana Hammers by 9 points to 0 in the 53kg weight category.