Wrestler Blessing Oborodudu who is described as ‘blessing to Team Nigeria’ at the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympics has won the first silver medal for Nigeria in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria.
The Nigerian athlete and freestyle wrestler known for her physique and energetic body lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg on Tuesday (today).
Oborududu is the first Nigerian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the Games.
Oborududu qualified for the final after defeating Mongolia’s Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg 7-2 in the semi-finals.
She had earlier defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova 3-2 in the quarter-finals, after seeing off Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova in the Round of 16.