Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist Blessing Oborodudu gained a gold medal on the 2022 Hamit Kaplan Rating Collection in Istanbul, Turkey.
Oborodudu defeated Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstani within the remaining held on Friday.
It could be recalled that Oborodudu beat Zhumanazarova within the quarter-finals on the Tokyo Olympics.
Combating within the girls’s 68kg remaining, each wrestlers have been cautious at the start of the match, and the referee warned Zhumanazarova for her inactivity. On the finish of the primary interval, Oburududu led 1-0.
Zhumanazarova was dinged once more for passivity firstly of the second interval and have become determined to attain, however Oborodudu defended her shot makes an attempt and gained the 2-0 lead.
With 40 seconds remaining, Oborodudu managed to attain a stepout, which proved essential in the long run and finally landed her a primary Rating Collection gold after two silver and a bronze-medal end.
Talking after claiming the gold medal, Oborodudu stated:“I wrestled her within the quarterfinals in Tokyo, however right here, I knew it will be more durable. I needed to maintain myself from attacking an excessive amount of. My coach instructed me to maneuver earlier than attacking. I can say it was simple.
“I used to be calculating loads in my thoughts. I knew if she scored, then she would get two factors. So I wanted it to be 3-2.
Evaluating the 2 bouts, the African champion felt that Zhumanazarov may need taken Friday’s bout just a little simple.
“She was a bit higher in Tokyo than right here as a result of everybody prepares higher for the Olympics. I wanted to watch out to get gold. In Tokyo, I attacked to get two factors after which one passivity to win, 3-2. That was tough.
“I’m so excited. Now I’ve African Championships in Might after which the Commonwealth Video games. I wish to win a world medal in September.”
The wrestling event which began on Thursday 24, will finish on Sunday 27.
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