Nigeria Armwrestlers Pick World Games Tickets, Finish Third At African Championships

Two Nigerian women Armwrestlers courtesy of their brilliant performances at the 12th African Armwrestling Championships in Accra, Ghana, have qualified for the 2023 World Combat Games scheduled for Saudi Arabia later in the year.

The athletes are Mauzi Zaanu in the 55kg class who defeated Ghana’s Rachael Lankai in a playoff battle for the World Combat Sports Games.

Olubisi Oyewusi had earlier qualified for the Games in the Women’s 90kg Class, after beating Ghana’s Alberta Ampomah.

The duo qualified as Africa’s Ultimate Champions in their various categories.

Meanwhile, Team Nigeria Armwrestling team emerged overall third placed team in the just concluded 12th African Armwrestling Championship in Accra, Ghana.

Nigeria went into the Championships as defending Champions haven won the 11th edition in Lagos, Nigeria.

They won a total of 33 medals made up of 10 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals to finish third place with 247 points.

Host Ghana, emerged new Africa champions with 47 gold, 55 silver and 30 bronze medals with 1088 points.

Egypt were second place with 282 points after winning 25 gold and 4 silver medals, while Mali finished in fourth position with 9 gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

Senegal came fifth with two gold and three silver medals. Cameroun finished sixth position with two gold and two silver medals, while Benin Republic were seventh with two gold medals. And Sierra Leone came up in eighth position with just two gold medals as Madagascar finished ninth winning one gold medal and three bronze.

Other participating countries like Togo got no gold but settled for two silver and three bronze medal, while Ivory Coast won one bronze medal.

Guinea, Chad and Gabon did not win any medal.

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