Nigerian born World and Olympic champion, Daniel Igali has been re-elected as the vice-president of the Commonwealth Wrestling Board.
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation President, Igali polled 17 of the available votes to beat his closest rival from Canada who got 15 votes.
The election that made him emerge as one of the three vice-presidents of the body took place at a meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Wrestling Committee at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The mandate which is for the next four years (2022 to 2026) will see the board improve outreach and increase its efforts for promotion and the development of wrestling within the Commonwealth.
Meanwhile below is how Team Nigeria Wrestlers are faring on Day 1 of Wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
Blessing Oborududu won 10-0 against Ngiri of Cameroon in the Quarter Finals in Women’s 68kg and also defeated Kakran of India 11-0.
She then beat Cocker Lemslie of Tonga 10-0 in the semis to reach the Final.
Odunayo Adekuoroye beat Ayieta of Kenya 10-0 in 57kg
She then defeated Taylor Hannah of Canada in the semi finals to make the final.
Esther Kolawole won 10-0 against Weraduwage Sachini of Sri Lanka in women’s 62kg
Amas Daniel lost 4-0 to a Pakistani opponent
Agiomo Ekerekeme lost 20-0 to Alexander Moore of Canada in men’s 86kg