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John Emmanuel Nigerian wrestler tops world ranking

Victory at the African Wrestling Championships has pushed John Emmanuel to the top of the rankings.

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John Emmanuel play Nigerian wrestler John Emmanuel has been rated the number one wrestler in the 70kg freestyle category (ACL Sports)

Nigerian 70kg freestyle wrestler John Ogbonna Emmanuel has been rated number one by the United World Wrestling (UWW).

Emmanuel retained his status as champion at the African Wrestling Championships that held in Port-Harcourt.

The Nigerian wrestler is followed by Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan, and Egypt’s Amr Reda Ramadan Hussen.

In the 79kg category another Nigerian wrestler Agiomor Ekerekeme announced himself on the world stage as he won his first African title at the continental  championships.

Agiomor Ekerekeme play Agiomor Ekerekeme also moved up the rankings (New Nigerian Newspapers)


Ekerekeme is rated third in the world behind Iranian wrestlers Rashid Kurbanov and Ezzetollah Akabarizarinkolaei who occupy the first and second spots respectively.

Other Nigerian wrestlers on the world ranking.

Robert Daufa rated 7th in the World in the 92kg category

Soso Tamara rated 9th in the World in the 97kg category

Welson Ebikewenimo rated 10th in the World in the 57kg category

Gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Sinivie Boltic rated 9th in the World in the 125kg category.

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