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Top 10 African athletes who blazed a trail for women in sports

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor January 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

January 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm | Entertainment, Women

Fw 53kg Isabelle SAMBOU (SEN), (Photo: Martin Gabor)

Isabelle Sambou (Senegal)

The Senegalese freestyle wrestler is a nine-time gold medalist in under 51 kg in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013, and under 53 kg in 2014 and 2016 at the African Wrestling Championships. Born in October 1980, Sambou became a four-time silver medalist in under 56 kg in 2001, under 51 kg in 2006, under 48 kg in 2012, and under 53 kg in 2015. She won the bronze medal in 2002 under 55 kg, as well as, to the 2009 world title of breach wrestling under 70 kg. Sambou was crowned 2015’s “African Wrestler of the Decade” by the World Wrestling Union (WWU). She is seen as a model for all fighters considering her sport being male-dominated.

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