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UPDATE: Oborodudu Settles For Silver After Defeat In Wrestling Final

UPDATE: Oborodudu Settles For Silver After Defeat In Wrestling Final

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, 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.

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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.

By James Agberebi

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Special thanks to Daniel Igali for his sense of patriotism in coming back home to painstakingly help develop wrestling to global standards, after he himself had gold for Canada years back. We see his efforts paying of and swelling us with pride now, providing hope where there seemed to be none. Congrats to Blessing and the entire wrestling federation.

    • Akanlo Ede 3 years ago

      Silver no bad Sha. Oga just no hype bronze for football. Na dat time me and you go fight. For now, we are good. One love Doc.

    • Obi Ifediora 3 years ago

      That’s what I want to do for Nigeria with Rugby. I’m here in Canada working hard to see that happen. Bro, we are a super gifted people. Very industrious and hard working people. Here in Canada, I command respect among Africans and others, because they see how I behave. Not just me, many Nigerians are making us proud here. We just have one curse. Bad, wicked and unfortunate leaders.

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