Tokyo Olympics: Blessing Oborududu wins Nigeria's second medal at Tokyo Olympics

Nigeria has gotten its second medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after Blessing Oborodudu settled for silver after losing to USA’s Tamyra Marianna Stock Mensah in the final. 

Never has Nigeria won a medal in the Wrestling event at an Olympic Games, but what better time to open the country’s account than at Tokyo 2020, after Blessing Oborududu ensured Nigeria will get either a GOLD or Silver, qualifying for the final of the women’s 68kg.

After one week of turmoil for Nigeria in Japan, with so many issues surrounding the disqualification of athletes from Athletics, there was something to cheer about after Oborududu fought three rounds en route to the final of her event, making her the first Nigerian Wrestler in history to attain that.

Oborududu suffered a 1-4 loss to Tamyra in the final of Tokyo Olympic women’s wrestling on Tuesday afternoon,

August 3, but still went home with a silver medal.

Prior to the final, she defeated Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to qualify for the clash of

the women’s 68kg by 7-2. 

This comes just after her fellow counterpart Ese Brume, who specializes in the long jump, claimed a bronze medal

after finishing third in the women’s long jump event in the early hours of Tuesday, August 3.

Brume leaped 6.97 meters with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of

the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany.

By Taiyelolu A

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