Blessing Oborududu who is representing Nigeria in wrestling in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has won a silver medal in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021.
Oborududu who is the first Nigerian wrestler to ever win an Olympics medal in wrestling, lost 4-1 to her USA’s opponent, Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg on Tuesday.
Oborududu qualified for the final after defeating Mongolia’s Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg 7-2 in the semi-finals.
She had earlier defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova 3-2 in the quarter-finals, after seeing off Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova in the Round of 16.
Recall that Ese Brume also won the first bronze for Nigeria in long jump in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021.