Odunayo Adekuoroye: I imagine myself fighting in an Olympic final

Odunayo Adekuoroye: I imagine myself fighting in an Olympic final

Two-time commonwealth champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye says she imagines herself fighting in the final at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.

Adekuoroye in an interview with Olympic Channel said she cannot wait to experience the moment at the Olympics and make history as the first African woman to win Olympic gold in wrestling.

The six times African champion said, “Sometimes I ask myself why the Olympics have been postponed because most of my private times I have been drifting to Tokyo. I imagine myself fighting in the final at the Olympics,” she recounted the thoughts going through her head.

“I find myself often thinking about how the gold medal will be represented to me; my dream finally coming true. I cannot wait to experience that moment and make history as the first African woman to win Olympic gold in wrestling.”- Odunayo Adekuoroye told Olympic Channel.

The World silver medallist said she is in a rush to get back to the Olympic mat, as she feels her Games debut at Rio 2016 was short-lived.

She reached the quarterfinals losing to Olympic bronze medallist Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson, a memory that delights and disturbs.

“It was special but a sad moment for me. I hoped I could get a medal. But I think one of the major problems I had, I did not have very good preparations and I was still young and just eager to win but since then I have wrestled a lot of matches that gives me confidence that I am now one of the top competitors to watch out for.”

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