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How Oburududu Won Silver Medal With A Nagging Knee Injury



Unknown  to millions who watched Blessing Oborududu  wrestle her way to win Silver in the 68kg  free style women wrestling  event  at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics she actually defiled a nagging knee injury to become the first Nigerian to win a medal in Wrestling.

According to the Chairman  of the Caretaker Committee of the Nigerian Wrestling  Federation Dr. Daniel Igali.

 “She did her best. We have been treating that tender knee all through the tournament. Surprised she was able to take a full double attack”.

“The Minister of Youth and  Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare has assured that the knee will be fixed in any country of her choice when she gets back to Nigeria and settles down”. 

 The Bayelsa  State Commissioner  for Sports  added “Coming here to Tokyo I would have gladly taken a bronze from Blessing. This is a precious record breaking silver.

“I’m so so proud of her. Thanks everyone for the massive support. We look forward  to another great  performance from Odunayo. 

Oborududu  thus entered the record books as the first Nigerian to win a wrestling medal at the Olympics”. 

She claimed the coveted silver following a 4-1 defeat to her long term foe  American Tamyra Mensah Stock.

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