20 STATES, 9 CLUBS AND 513 ATHLETES PRESENT AT DICKSON CLASSICS



A total of 20 States and 9 clubs are currently in Yenagoa for the 3rd edition of the Governor Seriake Dickson National Wrestling Classics in Yenagoa.

The event which also serves as qualifiers for the 12th All African Games in Morocco and the World Wrestling Championship in Kazahstan also has a total of 513 athletes and 130 officials present.

 


Meanwhile Ondo State’s Bose Samuel reclaimed her national title in emphatic fashion in day 3 at the ongoing 3rd Gov. Dickson National Wrestling Classics in Yenagoa.

 

In the final of the Women's 53kg, the 2018 African champion, who was dethroned by Rosemary Nweke at the National Sports Festival last December in Abuja, outclassed Ozioma Joseph from Delta State 10-0 via technical superiority to claim the gold medal on offer before a cheering crowd.

 

 

“I am very happy. Firstly, I thank God Almighty for what He has done in my life. I am very happy for winning the gold medal,” Bose said.

 

Regarding her preparation she added: “I prepared very well because at the National Sports Festival I won bronze medal. So, I was not happy at all, I had to go back home to go and prepare for this competition.”

 

 

 

In the two Freestyle finals decided on Thursday, Victor Firstman of Delta State overcame Stephen Akintene from Purity Club 6-4 in the 61kg class in a keenly contested finale, while Daufa Robert of Bayelsa State beat Omega Bassey of Oyo State to clinch gold in the 92kg category.

 

 

Elsewhere, in the Greco Roman events, Nnalue Dominic of Team Delta impressively took out Akiniwesi Boluwaji of Ondo State 11-0 via technical superiority in the 55kg weight class. And in the final of the 87kg category, Tobechukwu Udeh of Nigeria Army dismantled Emmanuel Duk of Cross River State 17-7 to claim his second National title.

 

Following their victories, Bose, Daufa, Firstman, Udeh and Nnalue have all qualified to represent Nigeria at the 12th All-African Games in Rabat, Morocco in August.

Events will continue today with weigh-in and medical examination in the Greco Roman 60kg & 82kg. Freestyle 79kg WW -72kg, second Weigh-in, Repechage and finals GR 72kg & 77kg- FS 70kg- WW 55kg & 76kg.

There will equally be qualification rounds and draws later today.

Author: Jessica Amadi
I am a sports journalist who has taken a keen interest in female football and athletics. I have a thing for the untold story

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