Tokyo 2020: Nigerian wrestler Oborududu to win a medal

Tokyo 2020: Nigerian wrestler Oborududu to win a medal


Nigerian wrestler Blessing Oborududu is set to win Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo.

After a lot of disappointments, Nigerian wrestler Oborududu has qualified for the wrestling final.

She qualified after defeating Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold in the Women’s freestyle 68kg category.

She outscored Soronzonbold in the semifinal 7-2 to advance to the final of the category.

This is Oborududu’s third appearance at the Olympics and it would be Nigeria’s first medal in wrestling.

She has won gold for the last 11 years at the African Wrestling Championship except in 2012 when she didn’t attend

The 32-year-old was full of joy as she danced around the arena with are coach lifting her up in jubilation.

She previously defeated Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan 13-2 in the quarter-finals, an impressive show.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria celebrates victory over Danielle Lappage of Canada in the Women’s Freestyle 68 kg Gold Medal match on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Recall that other athletes have been protesting because they were disqualified from participating in the competition.

After that, Divine Oduduru has been disqualified for making a false start in the heats.

Similarly, Blessing Okagbare was also disqualified for testing positive to growth hormones.

Nigeria’s 100m hopeful, Enoch Adegoke could not finish the race after he pulled an hamstring in the final.

Grace Nwokocha also could not capitalize on her previous performance as she didn’t qualify for the 200m final.

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