Blessing Oborududu lost the final of the 68kg women’s freestyle wrestling event 4-1 to America’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock but won silver in the process, earning Nigeria only her second medal at this year’s Olympics.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru will not compete in the final of the men’s 200-meter event in Tokyo after finishing third in his Semi-final heat 1.
Oduduru finished at a time of 20.16 behind 17 years old American Erriyon Knighton who finished 1st in 20.02 and Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer 20.13 who finished second.
Results from other heats put to rest Oduduru’s hope to qualify through best finishing time.
Oduduru led up until the last 60 meters but gave the race up looking fagged out.
He finished in the second position during the first round to qualify for the semis. He was qualified the during 100 meters event in his heat for a false start.
The 200m final will take place on August 4th. (Vanguard)