Nigeria has finally been assured of winning a medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan.
After one week of turmoil for the Nigeria in Japan, with so many issues surrounding the disqualification of athletes from Athletics, there was something to cheer about after Oborududu fought three rounds en route the final of her event, making her the first Nigerian Wrestler in history to attain that.
Wrestler Blessing Oborodudu won her semi-final bout against Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold by 7 to 2 points, which guarantees her a gold or silver medal.
Never has Nigeria won a medal in the Wrestling event at an Olympic Games, but what better time to open the country’s account than at Tokyo 2020, after the 32-year-old ensured Nigeria will get either a medal, qualifying for the final of the women’s 68kg.
The Wrestler celebrated around the arena as she was hoisted up by her coach; as she prepares to face an American wrestler in the gold medal match.
She is now one-fight away from becoming the Olympic champion as she faces United States’ Tamyra Marianna who defeated Ukraine’s Chrkasova Alla in the other semi-final contest.