Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu has made the country proud by winning silver at the ongoing 2020 Olympic games. Even though she lost the final of the 68kg women’s freestyle wrestling event 4-1 to America’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock, she went home with silver.
Oborududu beat Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to reach the final, she was then now guaranteed either a gold or silver medal. Oborududu is also made a name for herself in the record books as Nigeria’s first ever Olympics medalist in wrestling.
“This is a real Blessing to Nigeria,” the Minister of Sports Sunday Dare said, reacting to Oborududu’s feat.
“Thank you Blessing for wiping away the pain of the near misses recorded in other events. Nigerians are proud of you. The display is typical of the never say die Nigerian spirit.
“Keep the tempo going until we reach the ultimate which is the gold. Don’t give up the fight until you re-write Nigerian Olympics history with a gold medal in the kitty.”
With this result, Nigeria has now won two medals at the games.
Nigerian athletes have struggled to make a mark at the Tokyo Olympics amid failed drug tests and injuries.