The hope to secure another medal for Nigeria may have been dashed as Adijat Avosuahi Idris was defeated by Ukraine’s Oksana Livach in the quarter-final of the freestyle wrestling women’s 50kg at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Ukrainian defeated Idris 10-0 by technical superiority power on Friday.

However, If Livach reaches the final, Idris may have a chance to fight for Bronze through the repechages.

The 19 year-old Idris from Kogi State, qualified Nigeria for the Olympics after a runner-up finish at the 2021 African & Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Hammamet, Tunisia.

In Tunisia, she made record performance of bouncing back from a down 4-0 to Debora Ture, to winning via a 15-4 by technical superiority. Idris then came into her fourth-round match with a 3-0 record, and faced Sarra Hamdi from Tunisia, who was also 3-0.

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