Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu overcame Canada’s Morais Linda to claim the gold medal in women’s wrestling at 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.
Oborududu’s feat comes at about the same time when Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye beat India’s Malik Anshu to clinch gold in the women’s freestyle wrestling.
Nigeria has now won 16 medals — 7 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze.