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Ashton Mutuwa becomes latest Nigerian Wrestler to Book Olympic Games Qualification

March, 24 2024.

As the African/Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Alexandria, Egypt conclude, Ashton Mutuwa has joined list of Nigerian Wrestlers heading to Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The American born Plateau State wrestler produced à spirited display to overpower South African Justin VAN ZYL in a 16-8 pinfall to secure thr Olympic slot.

Ashton Mutuwa who recently pledged his allegiance to Nigeria over America will be making his first ever Olympic appearance in Paris.

Nigerian Harrison Onovwiomobohwo 86kg missed out on Olympic slot to Australian Jayden A. LAWRENCE after losing 4-4 points criteria decision.

Despite putting up what seems to be his best performance in a while Braveman Oyeinkeperemo 74kg lost 2-10 to Bacar NDUM of Guinea-bissau in the semi-final to add to the evening's dissapointment for the Nigerian male freestyle wrestlers.

Earlier, Simeon Enozumini and Izolo Stephen were unable to make it to the semi-finals for the men's freestyle category after both respectively lost their round matches.

Promise Okotoko

Media Assist. NWF

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