Nigeria Guaranteed Medal As Oborodudu Reaches Wrestling Final
Nigeria on Monday was guaranteed its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after Blessing Oborodudu won her women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling semi-final match.
Jameela News reports that Oborududu beat Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to reach the final. Although the final match is yet to be played, she is now guaranteed either a gold or silver medal.
Minister of Sports Sunday Dare said, reacting to Oborududu’s feat said
“This is a real Blessing to Nigeria,”
“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.”