Pic.5. Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria celebrates after qualifying for the final in the Women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan on Monday (2/8/21). Oborududu wins 7-2 against Battsetseg Soronzoboldyn of Mongolia to reach the final where she faces Tamyra Mensah-Stock of America. The American wins 10-4 against Alla Cherkasova of Ukraine in the semi-final.

Finally, Nigeria is guaranteed a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and that’s because Blessing Oborodudu defeated Battsetseg Soronzobold of Mongolia 7 – 2 to reach the final of the 68kg women’s freestyle wrestling event.

This will be Nigeria’s first ever medal in wrestling at the Olympics and we’re super proud of Blessing for this achievement.

She’ll now face USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final and we’re rooting for her to bring home the gold medal!


#BNCelebratesOlympicsExcellence is our special column spotlighting inspiring stories from and about Nigerian athletes at the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.


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