Tokyo2020: Oborududu Secures Nigeria’s First Medal In Olympics

Tokyo2020 Oborududu Secures Nigeria's First Medal In Olympics

Tokyo2020 Oborududu Secures Nigeria’s First Medal In Olympics

Nigerian wrestler, Blessing Oborududu, has guaranteed the Nigerian team a medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The energetic Oborududu, on Monday 2nd of August 2021, made history by becoming the first Nigerian to reach the final of a wrestling event at the Olympics, guaranteeing a medal for the Nigerian team in the process.

Obourududu defeated Elis Manolova in the round of 16, thrashing the Azerbaijani 13-2, after which she defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova in the quarter-finals, 3-2.

She went on to record an impressive 7-2 victory against Monlogia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to enter the final, ensuring that Nigeria would at least get a silver medal in that category.

Oburududu will face Tamyra Stock Mensah in the final match slated for Tuesday.