AFTER pass through the hook to qualify for their first Olympic Games, the trio of Aminat Adeniyi, Amas Daniel and Hannah Reuben who will be competing in the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games believe the seven-man wrestling team would return not empty-handed from the South America nation. The wrestlers who are making their debut at the biggest sporting event in the world are full of optimism having dominated the sport in the continent at the African Games and Championships and they are eager to climb the podium in Brazil. After narrowly missing out from competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games, wrestler Amas Daniel cherishes his qualification while hopeful that he would make Nigeria proud in Brazil. “It was the disappointment of 2012 that inspired me to ensure I make it to Rio this year. I am not celebrat¬ing yet as the bulk does not just stop at qualifying alone; the target is going to Rio and getting into the medals range. The Olympic standard is high, and I cannot promise any colour of medal as what I rely on now is my training and God but I will make sure I use my last strength in Brazil.” The dream of making to the Olympic Games for Hannah Reuben started in 2013 and it became a reality in Egypt this year at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. For the 22 year- old 69kg freestyle wrestler, the Olympic Games would afford her the opportunity to put her full potential to action against the world’s best. 23 year-old Aminat Adeniyi, another freestyle
go to the Olympic Games and whenever I see Olympians I desire to emulate them. Now I am now an Olympian and my aspiration in high for Brazil and I pray and hope that with my hardwork and God’s favour I will make it to the podium,” she said. wrestler who will be competing in the 58kg in Brazil, the excitement of qualifying for the Olympic Games has continued to inspire her in training. “I feel so happy qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It has been my utmost prayer to

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