June 26, 2022

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria guaranteed medal as Oborududu qualifies for wrestling final

Team Nigeria now has a chance to clinch a medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Blessing Oborodudu has qualified for the women’s Wrestling Freestyle 68 kg gold medal contest.

Oborodudu qualified for the final after a semi-final victory over Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold.

The Nigerian wrestler defeated her opponent 7-2.

Oborodudu’s qualification means that Nigeria is guaranteed at least a silver medal finish in the event.

She faces United States’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock who defeated Ukraine’s Alla Cherkasova in the other semi-final – in the final.

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