3rd August, 2021
Blessing Oborududu has won the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics Women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling.
She was unable to overpower 28 year-old American Tamyra Mariama Mensah Stock, who won the gold.
With Blessing’s medal, Nigeria now has two medals in the Tokyo Olympics, a bronze and a silver.
Despite the disappointment of losing in the final, Oborududu will go home contented that she has made some impact.
The 32 year-old Commonwealth Champion is the first Nigerian to reach the final of a wrestling event at the Olympics.
And she did so in style, beating 2012 bronze medallist Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia by an impressive 7-2 scoreline.