African Wrestling Championships: Oborodudu Confident Of Winning 8th Successive Title

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Members of Nigeria Police band hoisting the flags of African countries for the wrestling championship

 By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos

Blessing Oborodudu has expressed confident in claiming an 8thsuccessive continental gold medal at the 2018 African Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt.

The 7-time African wrestling Champion, who is seeking an 8th title, will have to do so in a new weight category, 68 kg. She formerly competed in the 63 kg class.

Oborodudu,through the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Media officer, Emeka Dennar, that she is ready to defend her African crown in her new weight category, adding that preparation for the African Championships has been going on well.

“The preparation for the African Championship has been good, we have been in camp for about three weeks,” the Bayelsa-born freestyle wrestler said. “So I’m ready to go. 

“This will be my 8th time of winning the African Championship, and this 2018 is in a different class (68kg). It is no more 63 kg again”.

“I’m equally preparing for them (the wrestlers in that weight class); I know most of them there. I think I’m good to go.

“By the special grace of God, I have the full confidence that I will win the gold medal,”She concluded.

However, the 2018 African Wrestling Championships is ongoing in Port Harcourt starting from today,  7thto 11th February at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre. It is the first time Nigeria will be hosting the competition.

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