Blessing Oborududu, Odunayo Adekuoroye win gold medals in wrestling at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Olympic athlete Blessing Oborududu

Blessing Oborududu has clinched the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Oborududu defeated Canada’s Linda Morais 5-1 (VPO1) on Friday to win Nigeria’s second gold medal in wrestling.

The 33-year-old retained the title she won in Gold Coast, Australia four years ago.

Earlier, Odunayo Adekuoroye won a gold medal in women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling, defeating her Indian opponent Anshu Malik 7-3 (VPO1) to secure Nigeria’s first gold medal in Wrestling at the 2022 games.

Also, Esther Kolawole claimed a bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 62kg wrestling category.

The Nigerian wrestler defeated Abble Fountain 10-0 in the third place tie at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Ahead of her bronze medal win, Kolawole defeated Sachini Weraduwage in the quarter-finals but lost by 10-4 to Canada’s A. Godinez Gonzalez in the semifinals.