TOKYO OLYMPICS: OBORODUDU WINS SILVER FOR NIGERIA IN WRESTLING

Blessing Oborodudu doubled Nigeria’s joy on Tuesday by winning silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria.

Oborududu lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg.

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

Oborududu, who is also the first-ever Nigerian to win an Olympics medal in wrestling, 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.

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