The Nigerian team eventually secured a medal at the current Tokyo Olympics, thanks to Blessing Oborodudu for winning her semi-final wrestling bout against Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold.


Sneh Tv reported that Oborodudu won the semi-final against Soronzonbold in the 68kg women to get Nigeria gold or silver in the final.


Oborodudu beat Soronzonbold 7-2 to land a first ever medal for Nigeria in wrestling at the Olympics.


Soronzonbold won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and two gold medals at the 2010 and 2015 World Championships.


Oborodudu is now guaranteed a gold or silver in the final and will take on 28-year-old Tamyra Mensah from USA on Tuesday.


Mensah, who won bronze and gold at the World Championships in 2018 and 2019 respectively, beat Ukraine’s Alla Cherkasova 10-4 in the other semi-final.

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