Halogen celebrates world number one wrestling star, Adekuoroye
Odunayo Adekuoroye’s rise to world number women wrestler is a testament that hard work and perseverance pays, says Halogen Group, which is the official sponsor of the matswoman.
Adekuoroye’s latest world ranking is coming after her feat at the final of the just-concluded 2020 African Championship in Algeria, where she won her sixth gold medal with a 10-0 lead against Eman Ebrahim of Egypt. Adekuoroye, who was adopted by Halogen Group ahead 2020 Olympic Games in support of the Federal Government’s adopt-an-athlete programme, defeated her three opponents, culminating in a 10-0 technical superiority victory over Egypt’s No. 12 in the 59kg class, Eman Ebrahim in the final.
Commending Adekuoroye on her ranking as the world number one woman wrestler in the 57kg category, the Group Managing Director, Mr. Wale Olaoye said in a statement, “We are proud of Odunayo’s impressive exploits. Her consistent wins are similar to Halogen Group’s grand philosophy of professionalism, integrity, passion, and excellence. She has consistently displayed tenacity, zeal for possibilities in enterprise and eyes on the goal. Those are pristine qualities of a Halogen Ambassador anywhere you see them.
“Halogen Family is not only proud to celebrate with Adekuoroye Odunayo and Nigerians globally as she emerges World No 1 female wrestler, but also confident that our adopted athlete will shine bright at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July.”
Mr. Olaoye added, “Success is about leadership, we are equally proud of the visionary Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare. His proactive drive, innovative plans and passion for Nigeria have produced great results in Odunayo and other Nigerian sporting stars in just a few months of assuming office. Halogen Group is happy to be part of this winning story.”