Blessing Oborududu had to settle for a silver medal after losing to Tamyra Stock-Mensah in the final of the women’s Wrestling 68kg at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, Completesports.com reports.
Oborodudu is now the first ever Nigerian to win a medal in wrestling at the Olympic games.
Despite a spirited effort, Oborodudu succumbed to Stock-Mensah 4-1 to end up with a runners-up medal.
Her effort has now taken Team Nigeria’s medal haul at the on-going games to two after Ese Brume won bronze in the long jump event in the early hours of Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Aminat Adeniyi will no longer contest for a medal via the Repechage route in the Women’s Wrestling 62kg.
Despite losing to Ukraine’s Iryna Koliadenko, Adeniyi was still in contention for a medal provided Koliadenko gets to the final, as the Nigerian would then enter the Repechage for a chance to fight for a bronze.
Unfortunately for Adeniyi, Koliadenko was outclassed 10-0 (Technical Superiority) in the semi-final by Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.
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