Commonwealth Games: Adekuoroye, Oborududu Win Gold Medals In Wrestling

Commonwealth Games: Adekuoroye, Oborududu Win Gold Medals In Wrestling

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Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu defeated Canada’s Morais Linda to claim the gold medal in the women’s wrestling in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The world’s number two wrestler beat Morais 5-1 to the first position in the 68kg category at the Coventry Arena on Friday evening.

This is Oborududu’s second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games — her first was at the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018.

The wrestler had an easy ride over India’s Kakran Divya in the quarter-final with an 11-0 win, while in the round of 16, she easily dispatched off Nyeh Ngiri of Cameroon 10-0.

The 33-year-old made an easy meal of Cocker Lemalie in the semi-final with a 10-0 win.

Kolawole Esther Omolayo also claimed a bronze medal for Nigeria in the 62kg women’s freestyle category.

She defeated Scotland’s Fountain Abbie 10-0 to book a place on the podium.

Nigeria has now won 15 medals — 7 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze.

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