Nigerian wrestler, Ekerekem Agiomor has coruscated the wrestling firmament as the only Nigerian male wrestler that qualified among five men that competed on the final day of the Africa-Oceania Olympic Qualifying tournament in Tunisia for Tokyo Olympic Games.
On Sunday, Agiomor who fought in the men’s 86kg defeated Australia’s Alexander Lawrence 12-2 in the second semi-final late to set up a final clash against Algeria’s Fateh Benferdjallah.
However, Soso Tamarau was unlucky in the semifinal tie of the men’s 97kg as he lost to Algeria’s Mohamed Fardj 6-3 to miss one of the two tickets available in the weight category.
The trio of Emmanuel John (74kg) Amas Daniel (65kg) and Ebikewenimo Welson (57kg) could not make it to the last four as they beaten on the way to the quarterfinal and qualifying round of the tournament.
Earlier on Saturday, the trio of Blessing Oborududu, Aminat Adeniyi and Adijat Idris picked their tickets to Tokyo Olympic Games.
Oborududu who competed in the women’s 68kg of freestyle was unbeaten to emerge as the overall champion in her weight category.
Despite losing one of her matches, Adeniyi finished second in the 62kg to pick her ticket to Tokyo while like Adeniyi, Idris finished second in the 50kg to also berth in Tokyo.
However, the fourth Nigerian, Bose Samuel failed in her bid despite picking a bronze in the women’s 53kg as she failed to make it to the final where she supposed to get automatic ticket to the Olympic Games.