Nigeria Clinch Gold, Silver at 36th World Military Wrestling Championship

Nigeria Clinch Gold, Silver at 36th World Military Wrestling Championship

Kingsley Nwezeh. in  Abuja

Nigerian Military Wrestlers at the on-going  36th World Military Wrestling Championship at Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday clinched gold and silver medals respectively. 

The feat was achieved by female wrestler,  Corporal Hannah Reuben,  who beat her Italian contender in the  68kg weight category of women’s freestyle wrestling to lift the gold medal. 

A statement issued by the Director, Defence Information (DDI), Brigd Gen Tukur Gusau, said the wrestling team made an indelible mark on the global stage, setting a record and garnering widespread acclaim. 

The  medal was presented to Cpl Reuben by the Vice President of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), Mr. Dirk Shwede. 

The statement noted that this was the first time  the Armed Forces of Nigeria secured a gold medal since participating at the CISM World Wrestling Championship. 

Another commendable performance was by  Lance Corporal Ojolaide Esther who won silver medal in the 72kg weight category earlier at the event. 

The Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj  Gen Emmanuel Onumajuru,vwho represented the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Christopher  Musa  and the Director of  Sports, Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal  Abidemi Timothy  Marquis, were present to witness the glory. 

The senior officers respectively maintained that the historic victory wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of the Chief of Defence Staff, acknowledging his crucial role in the team’s success.

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