Adekuoroye reigns supreme at pro wrestling league
Olympian Odunayo Adekuoroye at the weekend sustained her remarkable feat for her team, Mumbai Maharathi, at the ongoing Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in India. She defeated Pooja Dhanda of Haryana Hammers’ team 4-2 on day 12 of the championship.
Adekuoroye, who is competing at the tournament, as part of her preparation for the Commonwealth Games tagged: Gold Coast 2018, holding between April 4 and 15 in Australia, had beaten Marwa Amri of Veer Marathas 5-1, her second win of the PWL Season 3.
The world silver-medalist had begun well, winning the first round 4-N as both wrestlers failed to score a point in the second period that ended 0-0. On the day, Haryana Hammers team led Mumbai Maharathi 44-32 on points.
Adekuoroye’s good runs may, however, not be enough to help her team win a title this time around, as Maharathi currently placed fourth, behind UP Dangal, Haryana Hammers and NCR Punjab Royals. The Nigerian had assisted her previous teams, Mumbai Garuda and Punjab Royals, won titles in the past editions.
The Commonwealth champion will be in action in one of the battles scheduled for today, when her Mumbai Maharathi side battles NCR Punjab Royals.
Adekuoroye is expected back in the country next week to continue her training for the forth-coming African Senior Wrestling Championships slated for Port Harcourt between February 7 and 11.
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