Blessing Oborududu plans to retire after Tokyo Olympics

Blessing Oborududu plans to retire after Tokyo Olympics


Silver medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 10 time African Champion, Blessing Oborududu, has hint on her plans to retire after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics .


She made this known in an interview with Olympics Channel before the commencement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“I think this Olympics will be my last Olympics,” she said upon qualification for Tokyo 2020.


Blessing, whose career span over a decade when she announced herself to the wrestling world in 2007 when she was invited to join Nigeria’s team for the African Games.


She dominated 59kg, was unrivalled in the 63kg, two years later, she won her first medal (bronze) in 2009.


But the Business Administration graduate still have plan to be involved in Nigerian wrestling as she remains a role model for many Nigerian girls looking to take up wrestling.


“A lot of the young wrestlers are coming up now and they keep saying, ‘I want to be like Blessing, I want to be like [Odunayo] Adekuoroye.’ Now everybody loves wrestling in Nigeria.”

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