Nigeria Wrestling Federation ably led by champion Daniel Igali has felicitated with 13th time African champion Blessing Oborodudu after she was named wrestler of the month by United World Wrestling
Olympic silver medalist Blessing OBORUDUDU (NGR) won a record-extending 13th African title at 68kg and helped team Nigeria to the top of the podium in women wrestling during the recently concluded African Senior Wrestling championships in Hammamet, Tunisia
Oborududu, who had not wrestled since her surgery seven months ago, was in a Nelson bracket. She wrestled four bouts at the African events and won all four without giving up a point. She began with a 10-0 thrashing of Samah ABDELLATIF (EGY), followed by a win by the same scoreline against Nassma ESSATOURI (MAR). After pinning Nour JELJELI (TUN) in her third bout, Oborududu received a walkover to claim the gold medal.
NWF in a statement described the monthly award for Blessing Oborodudu as a well deserved award following her remarkable achievement to captain team Nigeria to a podium finish in Tunisia.