Blessing Oborodudu’s feat of qualifying for the final of the 68 kg female wrestling event of the 2020 Olympics Games has been described as a blessing to Nigeria.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, said “You are a Blessing to Nigeria and Nigeria’s sports family. Team Nigeria is proud of you. 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”.
Blessing becomes Nigeria’s first medalist in Wrestling.
Her qualification for the finals guarantees a silver or gold medal for Nigeria.
Odunayo Adekuoroye, Ese Brume and are still in the running for medals.
Oborodudu had earlier defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan before beating Soronzonboldyn to advance to her first Olympic finals.