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Nigeria’s Onyebuchi To Battle For Women’s Wrestling Gold; Two Men Contest For Bronze

Nigeria’s Onyebuchi To Battle For Women’s Wrestling Gold; Two Men Contest For Bronze

By James Agberebi:
Nigeria’s Blessing Onyebuchi will face Canada’s Erica Wiebe in the women’s freestyle (76kg) wrestling gold medal match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games later on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Onyebuchi advanced to the final after defeating India’s Kiran by technical superiority in the semi-final earlier on Thursday.

In the men’s freestyle (57kg) wrestling, Ebikewenimo Welson will take on Jan Combrinck from South Africa for the bronze medal which comes up on Thursday.

Welson lost to Steven Takahashi from Canada who got a verdict of victory by fall.

Another Nigerian male wrestler Ebimienfaghe Assizecourt will battle Curtis Dodge from Wales in another bronze medal bout. The fight is in the men’s Freestyle (74kg) event.

In his semi-final bout, Assizecourt could not go past South Africa’s Johannes Botha in the semi-final earlier on Thursday.

Botha won against Assizecourt via a verdict of victory by fall.

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