Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR) and Marwa AMRI (TUN) became the first women from Africa to march into the world championship finals after claiming spots in the ’17 gold-medal bouts at 55kg and 58kg, respectively.
Amri, a bronze medalist from the Rio Olympic Games, was the first to qualify for the gold-medal round at AccorHotels Arena in Paris after she came from behind in the 58kg semifinals with a four-point takedown to defeat eventual world champion, Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ), 8-7.
Adekuoroye, a now-three-time world medalist, rolled to a technical superiority victory over Irina KURACHKINA (BLR) in her 55kg semifinal to become the second African woman to reach the gold-medal finals.
Adekuoroye ultimately finished with a silver medal after falling to Haruna OKUNO (JPN) In the championship bout at 55kg.
At 58kg, Amri claimed a silver medal after dropping the gold-medal match to Rio Olympic champion Helen MAROULIS (USA).
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