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Blessing Oborududu wins Nigeria’s first ever wrestling medal at the Olympics

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The first-ever silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games is here, thanks to Blessing Oborududu.

 

This is coming after Ese Brume’s bronze win earlier same day.

Blessing lost the 68kg final match to USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock 1 – 4.

This win makes Blessing the first Nigerian wrestler to win an Olympic medal

Blessing is the first Nigerian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the Games.

Born 12 March 1989 in Gbanranu, Blessing Oborududu is a Nigerian freestyle wrestler.

She is currently ranked as the world number two woman wrestler and also the first wrestler to win an Olympic medal representing Nigeria at the Olympics. She is also a ten time African champion from 2010 to 2020.

 


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