By Goodluck Ikiebe.
Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu’s feat of qualifying for the final of the 68 kg female wrestling event of the 2020 Olympic has been described as a blessing that wiped away the pain of the near misses in other events.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, said ” This is real Blessing to Nigeria. Thank you blessing for wiping away the pain of the near misses recorded in other events”.
Dare said, Nigerians were proud of Okodudu, saying her “display is typical of the never say die Nigerian spirit. Keep the tempo going until we reach the ultimate which is the gold.
” Dont give up the fight until you re-write Nigerian Olympics history with a gold medal in the kitty”, he advised.
Our Correspondent reports that Okorodudu becames Nigeria’s first medalist in Wrestling with her
qualification for the finals guaranteeing gold medal or silver.
Odunayo Adekuoroye, Ese Brume and Grace Nwokocha are still in the running for medals.
Oborodudu defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan to advance to her first Olympic semi finals.