Nwokocha, Oborodudu qualify for semi-final events at Tokyo Olympics | Dailytrust

Nwokocha, Oborodudu qualify for semi-final events at Tokyo Olympics

Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha on Monday in Tokyo at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games 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 had won the heat with 22.30, while the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was second with 22.40.

In the same vein Blessing Oborodudu advanced into the semi-finals in the wrestling 68kg event after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Meerim Zhumanazarova.

Earlier, she defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova 13-2 in the quarter-finals.

Blessing  Oborodudu is guaranteed a medal already while Grace Nwokocha will be hoping for a podium finish.

Kuti Dare took to Instagram to celebrate the win, posting, “Blessing Oborududu becomes the first Nigerian wrestler to make it to the final of the women’s wrestling event since the Olympics began.

Blessing Oborududu. Courtesy: instagram.com/@kutidare

“Blessing Oborududu beat Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia 7-2 in the Semifinals of the 68kg women’s wrestling at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”


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