Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye won gold the hard way at the UWW Polish Open this evening ©Getty Images

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye earned gold in impressive fashion on the second day of women’s freestyle competition at the United World Wrestling’s Poland Open at the Ursynow Arena in Warsaw.

The 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth champion and three times world medallist earned her concluding victory in the 57 kilograms category when Iryna Kurachkina had to forfeit the match.

But Adekuoroye had reached it the hard way with a 10-0 win over Russia’s Valeria Koblova Zholobova, the 58kg silver medallist at Rio 2016, and a 13-0 win over the Rio 2016 53kg champion Helen Maroulis of the United States. 

Home wrestler Jowita Wrzesien and Tetyana Kit of Ukraine took bronze.

And there was jubilation later for the hosts as Anhelina Lysak earned gold via fall against Ukraine’s Yuliia Lisovska, with bronze going to Kazakhstan’s Diana Kayumova, winner over Elif Yanak of Turkey.

Vinesh Vinesh of India won the 53kg title with an 8-0 result against Ukraine’s Khrystyna Bereza, with Poland’s Katarzyna Krawczyk and Amy Ann Fearnside of the United States taking bronze.

In the 68kg category, France’s Koumba Larroque earned gold with a 3-0 win over Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu, with Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova and Forrest Molinari of the United States taking gold. 

The 72kg category saw gold go to Ukraine’s Alla Belinska, silver to Buse Tosun of Turkey, and bronze to Kazakhstan’s Zhamila Bakbergenova.