The Nigerian Military Wrestlers at the on-going 36th World Military Wrestling Championship at Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday, 1st December, 2023, has clinched Gold and silver medals respectively. The feet was achieved by female wrestler, Corporal Hannah Reuben who beat her Italian contender in the 68 weight category of women’s freestyle wrestling to lift the gold medal.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria wrestling team made an indelible mark on the global stage, setting a record and garnering widespread acclaim. The medal was presented to Cpl Reuben by the Vice President of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), Mr. Dirk Shwede.
Recall that this was the first time the Armed Forces of Nigeria is securing a gold medal since participating at the CISM World Wrestling Championship. Another commendable performance was by Lance Corporal Ojolaide Esther who got silver medal in the 72 weight earlier at the event.
The Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General Emmanuel Onumajuru who represented the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa and the Director of Sports, Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Abidemi Timothy Marquis were present to witness the glory. The senior officers respectively maintained that the historic victory wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa acknowledging his crucial role in the team’s success.