Olympics silver medalist, Blessing Oborodudu and Commonwealth gold medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye have been dislodged in their positions in world wrestling.
United World Wrestling recently updated its rankings for all women wrestling weight categories in the aftermath of the 2022 World Championships held in August in Belgrade, Serbia.
As of October 19, 2022, 10 Nigerian women wrestlers were present in UWW’s rankings, while the men were conspicuously missing in the rankings tabulations.
Oborodudu, formerly ranked number 3 in the world slumped to three places and is now ranked 6th in the world and still Africa’s number 1 with 29000 points.
Adekuoroye, former World number 1 in the 59kg weight class, crashed from her previous 13th to14th position with 15200 points.
Mercy Genesis 50kg, Esther Kolawole 57kg were ranked 10th and 7th in the world with 25000point, 27200 points respectively, even as they maintained their grip as and Africa’s number 1.
Adekuoroye Mercy, formerly ranked 29th slipped three points down to occupy the 31st position, while Adekoye Bukola gained 5000 points to move up to the 32 position from her previous 34 rank.
Opuene Patience 62kg ranked 30th with 800 points, Balogun Idowu, 65kg moved up four points from 39 to 34 position Biogos Ebi 72kg 31 from 32 position and Hannah Ruben 74kg moved to 26th went a step down from 25th to 26th position with 8000 points.
Events included in the ranking system were; Olympic Games, Senior World Championships, Senior Continental Championships amongst others.