|Full name||Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye|
|Born||10 December 1993|
Ilutitun, Okitipupa Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria
|Weight||51 kg (112 lb)|
|Event(s)||Women's 53 kg|
|Updated on 10 September 2015.|
Odunayo Adekuoroye (born 10 December 1993) is a Nigerian freestyle wrestler. She competed in the women's freestyle 53 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a gold medal and at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships where she won a bronze medal. She won the silver medal at the women's freestyle 55 kilograms 2017 World Wrestling Championships.
Adekuoroye participated in Nigeria's 15th National Sport Festival held in Ogun State, where she won the gold medal in the cadet category. In March 2019, Adekuoroye was ranked 4th in the Women's 57 kg wrestling class by United World Wrestling.
She participated in Commonwealth Tournament for the first time in 2010 representing Team Nigeria in India. She won the bronze medal in the 48 kg category at the age of 17 years.
In 2018, Adekuoroye participated in the 2018 "Gold Coast" Commonwealth in Australia, winning her second Commonwealth gold medal in the Women's Freestyle 57 kg weight class defeating Pooja Dhanda of India in the final.
Other international fights
Adekuoroye picked up a gold medal in 2016 by defeating Russia Nina Menkenova in the final for 55 kg women's freestyle at the 2016 Golden grand prix in Azerbaijan, adding to the bronze medal she won in 2015 at the World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas.
In 2017, Odunayo Adekuoroye was ranked number one by the United World Wrestling (UWW) at women's freestyle 55 kg category, and went onto win silver medal in 55 kg category after losing narrowly to Japan's Haruna Okuno in the final of 2017 World Wrestling Championship, held in Paris, France.
Odunayo Adekuoroye competed and won gold at the 2019 German Grand Prix Championship. The tournament that was held in Dormagen saw Adekuoroye win the 57 kg weight class of Women's freestyle without losing a point throughout the tournament, just as she defeated Hungarian Anna Szell in the final by 10-0. After which she clinched a Bronze medal in the 57 kg class at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov ranking series tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria, 2019.
Following her outing at the German grand prix and Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov ranking series tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria, Adekuoroye participated in the 2019 African Wrestling Championships, Hammamat, Tunisia, defeating Cameroon's EssoneTiako in 29 seconds in the final of Women freestyle event. She was named the best Female Wrestler of the tournament. In July 2019, she defeated Tetyana Kit of Ukraine 10-0 in the final to win gold in the 57 kg category at Yasar Dogu Ranking series event in Istanbul, Turkey.
Rio 2016 Olympic experience
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