GC2018: Blessing Oborodudu Wins Wrestling Gold For Nigeria In Australia

GOLD COAST: Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has won Nigeria’s first gold in wrestling at the on going Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Blessing beat Canada’s Danielle’s Lappage in the Women’s 68 kg freestyle final to win gold for Nigeria at the Carrara Sports Arena Stadium today.

On her way to the final, she defeated Lilian Nthiga of Kenya and Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh in the group stage before beating India’s Divya Karan in the semifinal to reach the final where she eventually grabbed the gold.

The 29-year-old wrestler’s victory ensures Nigeria will now be returned to the top 10 on the medal table.

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