The Greco-Roman category took a twist as Africa Bronze medalist, Melvin Bibo (Bayelsa) defeated former National
Champion, Abraham Onyemelusi by 8-2 points in the 80kg category at the ongoing 2nd Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Championship at the Indoor Hall of the Samson Siasia Sports complex, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State on Friday.
NationSport reports that Bibo who is an All Africa Games gold medalist picked up a crucial 4 points in the first round and later went on to pick another 4 points capitalizing on the errors of Onyemelusi, the Nigeria Police wrestler.
Onyemelusi almost turned the table around in the closing minutes of the second round but the flexible Bayelsa wrestler wiggled his way out of trouble.
After the final bout, the All Africa bronze medalist, Onyemelusi was filled with disappointment and shock as Bibo was hailed by the Bayelsan spectators.
Elsewhere, Nigeria Army Wrestler, Tochukwu Okeke narrowly defeated Lucky Opiah in a keenly contested fight by 4-2 points in the 80kg.