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Wrestling with Destiny


This intriguing one-hour biography tells the inspiring story of Daniel Igali, the Nigerian-born wrestler who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2000 Olympics. It chronicles his fascinating journey from a tiny African village to Olympic glory: emigrating to Canada, forging a new life in a strange land, and achieving remarkable success as a wrestler. Today, he’s training for a second run at the Olympics in Athens while building a new career as a charismatic public speaker and a passionate advocate for Canadian amateur sport.

Produced by OMNI Film Productions Ltd. and V-Formations Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program, CTF: License Fee Program, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and with the OMDC: Film and Television Tax Credit.