Video – Iconic Performance: Adekuoroye, Amri First African WW to Reach World Finals

    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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    This video was originally published on United World Wrestling

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