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Tokyo 2020: Finally,Nigeria to get a medal as Oborodudu reaches wrestling final

Tokyo 2020: Finally,Nigeria to get a medal as Oborodudu reaches wrestling final

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Nigeria is now guaranteed its first medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after Blessing Oborodudu won her women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling semi-final match to qualify for the final.

Oborududu beat Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to qualify for the final of the women’s 68kg by 7-2, which means she is guaranteed GOLD or Silver.

It will be Nigeria’s first-ever medal in wrestling at Olympic games.

Oborodudu, 32, went into an early 4-0 lead, then added more three points, ending the contest by 7-2 to emerge as the winner of the bout by points.

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Next up for Oborududu is USA’s Marianna Stock Mensah, who is also in very good form. Mensah is currently ranked at number 1 coming to Tokyo, and Oborududu ranked number 2.

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