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Nigerian wrestler and Olympic debutant, Ekerekeme Agiomor

Wrestling: Ekerekeme Agiomor lose to India’s technical superiority

Nigerian wrestler and Olympic debutant, Ekerekeme Agiomor has fallen to India’s Deepak Punia in the Men’s 86kg Freestyle event.

The only male wrestler Agiomor, lost 1-12 to Deepak Punia of India by technical superiority.

Agiomor, who was making his Olympics debut, didn’t stand a chance against the experienced Punia on the mat. The 3-time African championship medalist Agiomor gave his all, but couldn’t make it past the Indian.

Nigeria’s only chance to compete for another wrestling medal is on youngster Adijat Idris who will wrestle in the Women’s Freestyle 53kg tomorrow.

In 2018, he won the gold medal in the 79 kg event at the 2018 African Wrestling Championships held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.  A year later, he won one of the bronze medals in this event at the 2019 African Wrestling Championships held in Hammamet, Tunisia.

In 2020, he won one of the bronze medals in the 86 kg event at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships held in Algiers, Algeria.

Nigeria occupies 65th position on the Tokyo Olympics medal table courtesy of the silver medal won by Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume’s bronze from the long jump event.

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