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Nigerian female soldier wins gold world wrestling championship

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A Nigerian Army personnel, Corporal Hannah Reuben, has won a gold medal at the ongoing 36th World Military Wrestling Championship in Azerbaijan.

Reuben represented the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the women’s 76kg event at the Military Wrestling Championship.

A short video posted on the Nigerian Army’s verified X handle disclosed this on Saturday.

The soldier was said to have won a “silver medal in the women’s 76kg event at the 2022 and 2023 African Wrestling Championships.”

The Corporal was quoted to have said, “I want to thank the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja,  and other service chiefs for ensuring wrestlers in the Nigerian Military attended the 36th World Military Wrestling Championship.”

She added further that the preparations for the tournament were top-notch “because we were provided with all the necessary logistics to excel.”


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