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Coronavirus Has Disrupted My Plans – Wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye

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Nigerian wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye says the COVID-19 pandemic has spoilt her plans as regards training and competition.

Odunayo AdekuoroyeSpeaking during an interview with Channels Television, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist said she was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics which she had qualified for, before the pandemic began its onslaught.

She said “I was looking forward to the Olympics. From the day I qualified, I started preparing with my coach. This pandemic has made things slow because there is little I can do from you.’’

Read more: Nigerian Wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye Wins Silver Medal At World Championship

Odunayo AdekuoroyeWrestling is a combat sport so you need the equipment to get you ready and you also need your teammates for sparring. Everyone is at home so it is difficult to achieve a complete training programme.’’

On the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to next year, the freestyle wrestler says it doesn’t change her ambition of winning a medal at the games.
‘’Oh I’m 100 percent ready for the games. My ambition of finishing on the podium is still intact and competing in Tokyo will give me an opportunity to prove a point that what I have achieved so far is not fluke,” Odunayo Adekuoroye said.
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