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[Tokyo Olympics] Oborududu Wins Silver In Women Wrestling


In the women’s freestyle wrestling category on Tuesday, team nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has won a sylver medal.

After beating Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold on Monday to reach the final, she guaranteed Nigeria a medal.

the 32-year-old can be proud of her achievement after earning Nigeria’s second medal at the Tokyo games, even though she was beaten at the final by USA’s Stock Mensah Tamyra Marianna 4 - 1

Ese Brume had made the country proud by winning bronze in long jump earlier in the day. 

History maker

Oborududu, who began wrestling at St Jude’s Girls Secondary School in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, had been aiming to clinch gold in Tokyo.

But Mensah proved too strong. Yet, she emerged as Nigeria’s first ever Olympics medalist in wrestling.

On her way to the final, Oborududu made light work of Elis Manolova in the round of 16, thrashing the Azerbaijani 13-2 via technical superiority, before securing a hard-fought 3-2 win against Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan in the quarter-finals.

After a cagey opening moment in her semi-final bout against the 2015 World champion Soronzonbold, the energetic Oborududu burst into action, taking down the 31-year-old Mongolian thrice to eventually win the first round 7-0.

A late fight back saw Soronzonbold score two points, but Oborududu was never going to be denied a place in history as she ran out with a comfortable 7-2 win.



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