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Nigerian Wrestlers Promise More Rio Tickets

Posted: Mar 30, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigerian wrestlers taking part in an Olympics qualifying tournament in Algeria have promised to win as many tickets as possible for the country.

Nigeria is presenting 10 wrestlers made up of five male and five female in the qualifiers holding from April 1 to April 4 in Algiers. The wrestlers will arrive Algiers on Wednesday.
Daniel Ohaike, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Technical Director, who said this, expressed the hope that many of the wrestlers would qualify for the Rio Olympics.
Ohaike revealed that the country would present five females in freestyle, four males also in freestyle and a Greco-Roman, adding that they have been taught the necessary techniques.
Ohaike assured that the wrestlers would make the country proud for the second time this year.
It would be recalled that earlier this month, 12 of them participated in a Senior African Wrestling Championships in Alexandria, Egypt and won 10 medals.
Four of them won gold medals, three silver and three won bronze. The Rio Olympics will hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21.