Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Blessing Oborodudu Wins First Silver Medal For Nigeria

Tamyra Mensah of the U.S. won the gold ahead of Nigeria’s Oborodudu.

Blessing Oborodudu is now the second Nigerian to win a medal in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics after winning the first silver for the country.

Nigeria’s Ese Brume won the first medal, a bronze, in the women’s long jump yesterday and was decorated today.

Oborodudu came second behind the United States in women’s freestyle (68kg) wrestling, losing 4-1.

She went into the match today looking to earn Nigeria’s first gold medal since the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The silver medal Oborodudu won is country’s highest-ranked medal since the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Nigeria won the silver in Women’s Long Jump, Women’s 4x100m and Football.

Tamyra Mensah of the U.S. came first in the women’s freestyle (68), winning gold ahead of Nigeria’s Oborodudu. Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan came third with a bronze.

Ese Brume won the first medal, a bronze, for Nigeria in the women’s long jump yesterday and was decorated today.

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