Tuesday, September 21, 2021

TOKYO 2O2O: Oborodudu, Nwokocha make semis to keep Team Nigeria medal hopes alive

Oborodudu takes down her opponent

Team Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu advanced into the semi-finals in the wrestling 68kg event at the Tokyo Olympics after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Meerim Zhumanazarova.

The Nigerian wrestler had earlier defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova 13-2 in the quarter-finals.

Similarly, Grace Nwokocha on Monday advanced to the semi-finals in the women’s 200 metres event.

Nwokocha ran a personal best of 22.47 seconds to finish third in heat 1 of the event to gain one of the automatic tickets to the semi-finals.

Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou won the heat with 22.30, while the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was second with 22.40.

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