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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Team Nigeria Wins First Medal

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Finally Team Nigeria has won a medal at the on-going Tokyo Olympics thanks to Blessing Oborodudu, who won her semi-final bout against Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold in the women’s 68kg.

Oborodudu overcame 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.

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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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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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