Blessing Oborududu wins Nigeria’s first medal in wrestling

Blessing Oborududu wins Nigeria’s first medal in wrestling


Blessing Oborududu wins Nigeria’s first medal in wrestling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 32-year-old wrestler lost in the final to America’s Tamyra Mensah Stock 4-1 to win silver.

Oborududu could only score one point as she tried to overcome the American but it wasn’t to be.

This is the second medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Olympics after Ese Brume won bronze earlier.

Brume was leading the pack as she jumped 6.97 in her first attempt but could not replicate it.

Also, Divine Oduduru could not qualify for the 200m finals after he placed 3rd behind America’s Knight and Jamaica’s Dwyer.

Oduduru could only clock 20.16seconds which wasn’t good enough to get through to the final.

It is another good news for Nigeria after Blessing Oborududu wins the silver medal which increases the country’s medal count.

Nigeria has not had a good outing so far in the competition but things are beginning to look bright.

There are still some medal hopefuls as Odunayo Adekuoroye is set to fight in the 57kg wrestling category.

The 27-year-old from Akure will be fighting against Anastasia Nichita from Moldovia in the quarter-finals.

There has however been not so good news in the tracks so far.

Hopefully there would be positive results when the relays start.

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