Blessing Oborududu beats Linda Morais to claim Nigeria's 7th Gold medal at 2022 CWG
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Blessing Oborududu beats Linda Morais to claim Nigeria’s 7th Gold medal at 2022 CWG

Blessing Oborududu has claimed Nigeria’s 7th Gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after beating Canada’s Linda Morais to claim the top prize in the women’s Freestyle 68kg Wrestling event.

Oborududu defeated Canada’s Linda Morais 5-1 (VPO1) to win Nigeria’s 2nd GOLD medal in Wrestling as she retained her Freestyle 68kg Gold she won in 2018.

Just like Odunayo Adekuoroye, it is Blessing Oborududu’s 4th Commonwealth Games medal after her hauls in 2010 at Delhi where she won Silver in the 63 kg, Bronze in 2014 at Glasgow, and Gold in 2014 at Gold Coast.

Esther Kolawole only needed 20 seconds to dispatch her Scottish opponent, Abbie Fountain to win BRONZE for Naija in women’s freestyle 62kg wrestling.

Kolawole was too good, defeating her opponent 10-0 Victory by Technical Superiority to secure the win.

Today, Team Nigeria has claimed three medals in wrestling – two gold medals and one bronze.

So far so good, Nigeria have won 7 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 6 bronzes


1. Olarinoye Adenike Adijat – 🏅 in the women’s 55kg weightlifting
2. Edidiong Joseph Umoafia –Bronze medal in men’s 67kg Weightlifting
3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal –  🏅 in women’s 59kg Weightlifting
4. Islamiyat Adebukola – 🥉 in women’s 64kg weight lifting
5. Taiwo Laidi – 🥈 in women’s 76kg weightlifting
6. Mary Taiwo Osijo – 🥉 in women’s 87kg weightlifting


7. Chioma Onyekwere – 🏅 in women’s discus
8. Obiageri Amechi – 🥉 in women’s discus

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9. Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu – 🏅 F42 Discus


10. Innocent Nnamdi – 🥉 in men’s lightweight powerlifting category
11. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – 🏅women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
12. Bose Omolayo – 🥈 women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
13. Ikechukwu Obichukwu – 🥈medal in men’s Heavyweight Powerlifting


14. Odunayo Adekuoroye – 🏅in women’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling
15. Blessing Oborududu – 🏅in women’s 68kg Freestyle Wrestling
16. Esther Kolawole – 🥉in women’s 62kg freestyle wrestling

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Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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