By Kuti Dare
Two-time Africa champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye of Team Mumbai Garuda’s defeated Dilli Veer’s Liliya Horishna 10-0 in 53kg category bout to marshal her team into the semi-finals at the inaugural Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi on Monday.
Mumbai’s Nigerian World Championships bronze medalist Adekuoroye (53kg) looked on a mission in her bout against another world bronze medalist Ukrainian Liliya Horishna.
Adekuoroye who has gained fame in the ongoing PWL for entering arena with dance moves, Odunayo displayed aggression in the first round and even before her opponent could understand what was happening, the Mumbai wrestler had soared to a 6-0 lead.
Mumbai, trailing 1-2 at one stage in their ‘home’ leg since their base is also Delhi, turned the tables on Dilli with emphatic victories of Giorgi Sakandelilidze (125kg), Odunayo Adekuoroye (53kg) and Gray, who all won 10-0.
Dilli’s marquee player Vinesh Phogat (48kg) dominated the bout from the word go against her cousin Ritu Phogat and came out winner with an impressive 8-0 scoreline despite been ill.
Mumbai Garuda with these fine performances are through to the Semi finals of the Pro Wrestling League after four (4) straight wins.