Wrestling: 10-time African Champion Oborududu Guns For World No 1 Ranking

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10-time African Wrestling Champion Blessing Oborududu has set sights on becoming the  world’s number one female wrestler in the 68kg class before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

Oborududu annihilated Rihem Ayari of Tunisi 10-0 in the final of the 2020 Africa Wrestling Championship in Algiers to clinch her tenth gold medal at the competition.

“I am extremely excited yesterday for being a 10-time African champion and I give God all the glory, it’s not been easy. It’s God all through,” an excited Oborududu said.

She revealed that her dominance on the African scene was a result of training consistently. 

“It’s all about training everyday especially me I don’t love going home. I don’t love travelling except competitions. I train everyday so my keep training everyday I think I give a space to my other opponent in other countries. The gap is just too much, they can’t match it.”

The 68kg category wrestler moved up to no. 2 in the latest world ranking after the championships and expressed her desire to topple USA’s Tamyra Mensah. 

“This is the highest ranking I’ve ever got in the world wrestling level and also hoping to do more well to get to that number 1 in the ranking before I get to the Olympics,” she said.

To stand a chance of emerging No. 1, the fast rising Nigerian wrestler must win gold at the final Olympic qualifying tournament commencing on the 13th through 19th of March in Morocco.  

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