Olympics: Nigeria lose again in women’s wrestling as Ukraine’s Livach beat Idris

 Olympics: Nigeria lose again in women’s wrestling as Ukraine’s Livach beat Idris

Nineteen-year-old Nigerian, Adijat Idris, was defeated by Ukraine’s Oksana Livach in the quarter-final of the wrestling women’s 50kg freestyle at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Ukrainian defeated Idris 10-0 by technical superiority on Friday.

If Livach reaches the final, Idris may have a chance to fight for Bronze through the repechages.

Adijat Idris is a young freestyle wrestler from Nigeria who, at 19 years old, qualified the country for the Tokyo Olympics at 50 kg.

She did so with a runner-up finish at the 2021 African & Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament.

On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi lost in the round of 16 of the women’s freestyle 62kg event of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Ayomide Oyewole

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