Tokyo Olympics: Blessing Oborududu advances to semi-final in wrestling


Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has booked her place in the semi-finals of women’s wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Powerful Oborodudu defeated Azerbaijani’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan to advance to her first Olympic semi-finals.

While she defeated Elis Manolova of Azerbaijan 13-2 to reach the quarter-final, the impressive Nigerian wrestler beat Zhumanazarova to advance to the semi-final of the women’s wrestling freestyle 68kg event.

She will face Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold in the semi-finals.