UPDATE - TOKYO 2O2O: Oborodudu, Nwokocha make semis to keep Team Nigeria medal hopes alive
Team Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu advanced into the semi-finals in the wrestling 68kg eventat the Tokyo Olympics after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Meerim Zhumanazarova.
The Nigerian wrestler had earlier defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova 13-2 in the quarter-finals.
Similarly, Grace Nwokocha on Monday 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 won the heat with 22.30, while the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was second with 22.40.
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