Commonwealth Games: Olympic Silver Medallist Blessing Oborodudu Wins Another Wrestling Gold •Nigeria Now Has Seven Gold, Three Silver, and Six Bronze medals

Olympic Silver Medallist Blessing Oborududu successfully defended her Commonwealth crown on Friday, 5 August 2022 by winning a Gold medal in the 68kg female wrestling event.

It was recalled that Oborodudu won the event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Oborududu defeated Linda Morais of Canada 5-1 in the final match which took place on Friday, 5 August 2022 at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Her win now meant a total of 16 medals has been won by the country’s athletes including seven gold, three silver and six bronze.

1. Olarinoye Adenike Adijat – (Bronze)  in the      Women’s 55kg Weightlifting


2. Edidiong Joseph Umoafia – (Bronze) in Men’s 67kg Weightlifting


3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – (Gold) in Women’s 59kg Weightlifting


4. Islamiyat Adebukola –  (Gold) in Women’s 64kg Weightlifting


5. Taiwo Laidi – (Silver)  in Women’s 76kg Weightlifting


6. Mary Taiwo Osijo –  (Gold) in Women’s 87kg Weightlifting


7. Chioma Onyekwere – (Bronze) in Women’s Discus

8. Obiageri Amechi – (Gold) in women’s Discus


9. Innocent Nnamdi – (Gold)/ in men’s Lightweight Powerlifting


10. Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu – (Bronze) F42 Discus


11. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – (Bronze) Women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting


12. Bose Omolayo (Silver)  Women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting


13. Ikechukwu Obichukwu –  (Silver) medal in Men’s Heavyweight Powerlifting


14. Odunayo Adekuoroye – (Silver) in Women’s 57kg Freestyle Wrestling


15. Blessing Oborududu – (Gold) in Women’s 68kg Freestyle Wrestling


16. Esther Kolawole – (Gold) in Women’s 62kg Freestyle Wrestling