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Youth Olympics qualification thrills Balogun

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Ondo State-born female wrestler,

The main bowl of the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, venue of the African Wrestling Championship.

is yet to come to terms with her achievements at the just concluded African Wrestling Championship, which ended in Port Harcourt at the weekend.

Apart from a glittering gold medal, Balogun also won the ticket to participate at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games scheduled for Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6 to 18.

Balogun came from 4-0 down to defeat Natasha Nabaina of Cameroun 5-4 in a tight final of the 65kg class, to win a gold medal for the country at the ongoing African Championship in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The 17-year-old wrestler had an impressive outing in Port Harcourt, having defeated Natacha Nabaina of Cameroun 2-0 in her opening round before beating Charmone Oosthuizen of South Africa 11-0 in Round 3 and Chaimae Taibi of Morocco 10-0 in the semifinal.

The student of C.A.C Grammar School, Ondo State promised to work harder not to disappoint Nigeria at the Youth Summer Games.


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