Team Nigeria’s wrestler, Blessing Oborududu fought through a knee injury in the final of the women’s Wrestling 68kg at the Tokyo Olympic games to secure a silver medal after losing to Tamyra Stock-Mensah yesterday.
Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali said the wrestler has been treating the knee injury throughout the tournament. She has now become the first Nigerian to win a medal in wrestling at the Olympic games.
“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, 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.”
“Coming here to Tokyo I would have gladly taken a bronze from Blessing. This is a precious record breaking silver. I’m so proud of her. Thanks everyone for the massive support. We look forward to another great performance from Odunayo,” Igali said.