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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