Aminat Adeniyi on Tuesday lost in the round of 16 of the women’s freestyle 62 kg event of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeniyi lost to Iryna Koliadenko of Ukraine by a pinfall in the fight at the Makuhari Messi Hall.
The 28-year-old Nigerian was leading 4-2 on technical points after two minutes 56 seconds in the fight’s first period, but she succumbed to a pinfall to give victory to her opponent.
The defeat was a blow to the 2019 African Games champion who was ranked 16th at the Rio Games in 2016 as a 58kg fighter and only moved up in weight in 2018.
NAN reports that Team Nigeria’s team of five wrestlers has now been depleted to three women and one man.(NAN)