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Blessing Oborodudu qualifies for wrestling semis

In the Semis, Blessing will face Mongolia’s Batteseteng Soronzonbold hoping to get into the final and secure Nigeria’s first medal.

• August 2, 2021
Blessing Oborodudu

Blessing Oborodudu has all but guaranteed a medal in the 68kg category of Women’s freestyle wrestling as she qualified for the semi finals in the second of two matches today.

In the opening round of the tournament, Blessing faced Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova and had a dominant performance with a lopsided 13-2 victory that earned her a spot in the quarter finals

For the next round, she competed against Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova. Her victory here was a lot less straight forward. She took the lead early but had to hold out for a 3-2 win in the end, resisting a come back attempt as she appeared very tired.

In the Semis, Blessing will face Mongolia’s Batteseteng Soronzonbold hoping to get into the final and secure Nigeria’s first medal.

If she’s unsuccessful, she will have the chance to fight for a bronze medal.

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