Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu suffered a 1-4 loss to Tamyra Marianna Stock Mensah of the United States in the final of Tokyo Olympic women’s wrestling event to claim a silver medal.
Oborududu has won a Gold medal at the African Wrestling Championships every year for the last 11 years, except for 2012 when she did not enter due to competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Her silver comes after Ese Brume had clinched bronze medal early Tuesday, in women’s long jump. Nigeria has now harvested two Olympic medals at the Tokyo Games after Team Nigeria had initially suffered all sorts of setbacks, including the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes from the start of their campaign in Japan.
More to come…