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Female Nigerian Army Officer Beats Italian, Wins Gold Medal In Wrestling Competition

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Female Nigerian Army Officer Beats Italian, Wins Gold Medal In Wrestling Competition

The Armed Forces of Nigeria’s wrestling team on December 1, made an indelible mark on the global stage, setting a record and garnering widespread acclaim.

Nigerian Army female wrestler, Corporal Hannah Reuben defeated her Italian contender in the 68 weight category of women’s freestyle wrestling to lift the gold medal at the 36th World Military Wrestling Championship at Baku, Azerbaijan.

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The medal was presented to Cpl Reuben by the Vice President of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), Mr. Dirk Shwede.

This is the first time the Armed Forces of Nigeria is securing a gold medal since participating at the CISM World Wrestling Championship.

Lance Corporal Ojolaide Esther also won a silver medal in the 72 weight at the event.

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