Nigeria Military Wrestlers Shines At World Stage, Cliches Gold, Silver

The glory has returned to the Armed Forces of Nigeria as Nigerian Military Wrestlers at the on-going  36th World Military Wrestling Championship at Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday, 1st December, 2023, clinched Gold and silver medals respectively. 

The feet was achieved by female wrestler,  Corporal Hannah Reuben  who beat her Italian contender in the  68 weight category of women's freestyle wrestling to lift the gold medal. 

Director, Defence Information,  Brigadier General Tukur Gusau disclosed in a press statement that the Armed Forces of Nigeria wrestling team made an indelible mark on the global stage, setting a record and garnering widespread acclaim. The  medal was presented to Cpl Reuben by the Vice President of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), Mr. Dirk Shwede. 

It could be recalled that this is the first time the Armed Forces of Nigeria has secured a gold medal since participating in the CISM World Wrestling Championship. Another commendable performance was by  Lance Corporal Ojolaide Esther who got a silver medal in the 72 weight earlier at the event. 

The Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major  General Emmanuel Onumajuru who represented the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa  and the Director of  Sports, Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal  Abidemi Timothy  Marquis were present to witness the glory. 

The senior officers respectively maintained that the historic victory wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen CG Musa OFR, acknowledging his crucial role in the team's success.

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