Blessing Oborududu, 32 a Nigerian freestyle wrestler, who is currently ranked as the world’s number two woman wrestler, is the first wrestler to win an Olympic medal representing Nigeria at the Olympics. She is also a ten-time African champion from 2010 to 2020.
The Bayelsa-born wrestler announced her selection on her Facebook page on Tuesday (today).
Wow! All thanks to God Almighty for bringing me to this point of my life, indeed He is a faithful God.
I was elected on the athletes’ council of the UWW-the world wrestling body.
My appreciation goes to the ministry of Youth and Sports led by Chief Sunday Dare, the NOC, our miracle Governor, Sen. Douye Diri, and the Bayelsa State Government for your consistent support; my coaches, both at the state and federal levels and to the president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Hon. Daniel Igali and the board of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation for the collective roles you played to ensure that I got elected to represent all African wrestlers on the athletes council of the united world wrestling.
Realising that this is a huge responsibility placed on my shoulders, I promise to do my best in service to my nations and African on the athlete’s council.
See her post below: