After a long wait for a medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Team Nigeria clinched two medals on Day 12 of action as the duo of Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume won Silver and Bronze in Wrestling and athletics.

Oborududu gave her all in the final of the women’s Wrestling 68kg, but the USA’s Tamyra Stock-Mensah was too good for her as she settled for Silver. She lost 4-1 by points. It is Nigeria’s first-ever Olympic medal in Wrestling.

Brume on her part became the first Nigerian athlete to win Nigeria’s first medal in athletics in 13 years after she sailed to a distance of 6.97m in the final of the women’s Long Jump.

In the men’s 200m Divine Oduduru was the third-fastest amongst those who did not qualify automatically for the 200m final, but only two go through. He narrowly missed out by 0.06s to Jereem Richards who nicked the last spot.

Infiled, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualified for the men’s Shot Put final after he launched his implement to a mark of 21.16m to place 4th in Group B of the qualifiers and pick up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final.


Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


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