Wrestling: Adeniyi eyes podium finish at World Championships

Wrestling: Adeniyi eyes podium finish at World Championships

Two times commonwealth games champion, Aminat Adeniyi 63kg aims at a podium finish at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest.

The competition, which officially begins on Sunday (October 21) with the Opening Ceremony at the Papp László Sportaréna in the Hungarian capital, is the first senior World Championships to use a ranking system to determine competitive seeds.

“This year has been really amazing for me. I won the Africa championship in my weight category here in Nigeria and I proceeded to win my second Commonwealth gold medal in Gold Coast, Australia. I hope to do well at the World Championship,” Adeniyi told www.aclsports.com.

She said, “This is the second World Championship I will be attending in my career and my aim is to win Gold by God’s grace. No mountain is insurmountable.

“No doubt, the competition will be greater at the World Championships than the African Games. If I give my best, I am sure I will get a medal. So far, my performance has been very good. I am sure that I will get a medal in the World Championships.

Adeniyi said the five week camping exercise in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital was awesome adding that exposure is the key.

The Ondo born wrestler is the current National champion, All African Games champion, four times African champion, two times commonwealth champion and an Olympian.

She hopes equalling the record of former African Champion, Ifeoma Ihenacho and Odunayo Adekuoroye at the World Championships.

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