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Blessing Oborududu Gets Elected into The United World Wrestling (UWW) Athletes Commission

BoomRadioNG | October 12, 2021

Nigerian Olympic silver medalist, Blessing Oborududu has been elected by the United World Wrestling (UWW) Athletes Commission as Africa’s sole representative between the years 2021 to 2025.

The 10-time African champion polled 90 votes from the 397 athletes, who voted in the election during the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway at the weekend.

The 32-year-old Commonwealth gold medalist is to join six other wrestlers, 2 from Europe, 2 from Asia and 2 from the Americas and Oceania in the Athletes Commission.


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A statement from the UWW signed by its Secretary General, Michel Dusson, said the seven members will conduct a separate election, on a yet-to-be determined date, to choose their chairperson.

“These seven members will now elect the chairperson of the Commission. UWW will contact all commission members for this process,” the statement read in part.

Obourududu, who is also the captain of Team Nigeria’s Women Wrestling Team, made history in August by becoming the country’s first Olympic medalist in wrestling, after claiming silver in the 68kg event at the Tokyo 2020 Games.



Dolupo Balogun

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