Never has Nigeria won a medal in the Wrestling event at an Olympic Games, but that is about to change after Blessing Oborududu ensured Nigeria will get either a GOLD or Silver, qualifying for the final of the women’s 68kg.


Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria celebrates after qualifying for the final in the Women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan on Monday (2/8/21). Blessing who is also a Commonwealth champion Oborududu made history on Monday, August 2nd as the first Nigerian to reach the final of a wrestling event at the Olympics, after recording an impressive 7-2 victory against 2012 bronze medallist Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia to reach the final where she faces Tamyra Mensah of America.

This is Oborududu’s third consecutive Olympics, and although she has hinted that this could be her last Games, if she bows out at this stage she will definitely have memories to last her for ages.