President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali (OLY) said the country stands a better chance of winning her first Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Sydney Olympic champion said the country possesses three wrestlers who are on the verge of breaking the 68 years jinx.
The Bayelsa state commissioner for sports told www.aclsports.com that more wrestlers will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at next year qualifiers.
The Commonwealth Champion said, “Wrestling is very well placed to win a medal in 2020; we have a minimum of three athletes who are on the verge of breaking forth and breaking the 68 years jinx.
“You know wrestling has never won a medal at the Olympics in Nigeria before but we are hoping that 2020 is going to be the year for us”.
The former world champion said the Nigeria Wrestling Federation recorded successes in 2019 and is one of the best year for the federation.
He said, “The federation won six gold medals at the African Games, we also attended three grand prix tournaments winning two gold medals at the International level. In the last four years, Nigeria has won three medals at the World Championship and do not forget that Odunayo Adekuoroye won a bronze medal this year.
The Federation attended her first beach wrestling championship winning 1 gold and 1 silver medal getting our first world champion in wrestling was without a doubt one of the highlight of the year for me and I am so excited about 2020”.