10th Africa Arm Wrestling Championships: Nigeria clinches nine medals

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The Nigeria Arm Wrestling team has won nine medals to finish third at the 10th Africa Arm wrestling Championships which ended on Sunday in Bamako, Mali.

Jackson Olatunji, President of the Nigeria Arm Wrestling Federation (NAF) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation from Mali, that the country won 6 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

He said the host, Mali top the medals table with 37 gold, 47 silver and 45 Bronze medals while Egypt finished second with 17 gold and 4 silver.

“The championship was highly competitive for all the participants, but our athletes were able to win nine medals to register the country’s name on the medal haul.

“Total of 12 countries participated in the championship and i am happy with what we are able to achieve in Mali, “he said.

NAN reports that the country finished second in the 9th edition held in Ghana with six gold, six silver and two bronze medals in 2018.

Olatunji said that more effort would be put in place to increase the country’s performance in the 11th edition.


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