Grand Prix Champion, Adekuoroye Makes It Double Technical Superiority Against Opponents In India

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye continued her unbeaten run at the Pro Wrestling League in India after defeating India’s Sangeeta Phogat in just three minutes and 59 seconds by Technical Superiority.

The Punjab Royals wrestler, Adekuoroye overpowered Phogat Sangeeta, representing Delhi Sultans in women’s 53kg and in the very first minute of the bout the dancing Nigerian wrestler proved her mettle and by the end of the opening round, she had already added 12 points to her kitty.

This was the second successive bout where the Olympian has won by technical superiority.

It will be recalled that Nigeria’s Adekuoroye began her campaign in the season Two of the Pro Wrestling League by beating Jaipur Ninjas Betzabeth Arguello 16-0 Technical Superiority.

Odunayo Adekuoroye photo credit: Nigeria Amateur Wrestling Federation
Odunayo Adekuoroye photo credit: Nigeria Amateur Wrestling Federation

Punjab Royals registered a superb 5-2 victory over Delhi Sultans despite the home team skipper Sakshi Malik and her fiance Satyawart Kadian’s heroics in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi on Sunday.

Punjab took the upper hand with an early 3-0 lead but Satyawart and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi managed to keep Delhi Sultans’ hopes alive with back-to-back wins.

Earlier, in the 57kg category, Rio Games champion Vladimir Khinchegashvili lived up to his reputation as he posted a comfortable 8-1 win over Delhi’s Pankaj to give Punjab an early lead.

Earlier, Punjab Royals won the toss and blocked women’s 48kg, while Delhi Sultans blocked men’s 70kg category.