Africa Champions, Emmanuel Nworie and Blessing Onyebuchi won gold medals for their respective states at the ongoing 3rd Gov Dickson National Wrestling Classics in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
National champion, Nworie Emmanuel of Delta defeated Ismail Samuel of Bayelsa to win gold in the 72kg Greco-Roman and Benedict Olayemi of Lagos won the bronze medal.
In the women’s 76kg, Roda Shode of Nigeria Army almost caused an upset in the early minutes of the bout by Onyebuchi, a Commonwealth bronze medallist, turned the bout around to win by Technical superiority in the final while Ogu Juliet of Bayelsa won the bronze medal in the category.
In the 77kg Greco-Roman, Tochukwu Okeke of the Nigeria Army defeated Samuel Isamah of Lagos State to claim the gold medal. Agbonifo Ehinchie of Edo won the bronze medal.
Samson Clarkson of Bayelsa defeated Arasata Ziweretim of Delta State 5-1 in the final of the 70kg men’s freestyle to claim the gold medal. Saliu Rasheed of Ondo won the bronze medal.
In the final of the 55kg Women’s Wrestling, Blessing Uteh of Monroye Club defeated Isioma Aboje of Delta to win the gold medal. Amakuro Juliet of Bayelsa won the bronze medal.