Nigeria unveils wrestlers for Rio Olympics today

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), would today unveil its team for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

According to the president of the NWF, Daniel Igali, the official send forth of the wrestlers will hold at the High Performance Hostel, Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja by 2pm.

The squad consists of five female wrestlers—Mercy Genesis, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu and Hannah Reuben, as well as two male wrestlers, Amas Daniel and Soso Tamara.

Igali, a Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medallist with Canada, said the unveiling was to further motivate the athletes who have been committed to their fatherland through the sport.

“This gesture is to encourage these wrestlers going to Rio as they will be competing with their counterparts from other parts of the world. It is to show that we are concerned about their welfare,” the former freestyler wrestler said.