The first ever silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games is here, thanks to Blessing Oborududu. This is coming after Ese Brume’s bronze win earlier today. Blessing lost the 68kg final match to USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock 1 – 4.

This win makes Blessing the first Nigerian wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Blessing is the first Nigerian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the Games.

Congratulations, Blessing.

Go win some more

Simone Biles, the most outstanding gymnast, is clinching all the awards!

Biles has just been bestowed with “Female Olympic Athlete of the Year” at the Team USA awards.

Biles is the most decorated female gymnast Olympics and world championship history. She won five gold medals at the 2019 FIG World Championships, the most of any gymnast at a single event since 1958. In 70 years, she is the first woman to win six U.S. all around titles.

Team USA took to Twitter to congratulate Simone saying, “Synonymous with making history, synonymous with AMAZING us all every time she competes. GIVE IT UP for the 2019 Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, Simone Biles.”

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Synonymous with making history, synonymous with AMAZING us all every time she competes.

GIVE IT UP for the 2019 Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, @Simone_Biles!, Best of the Year presented by @DowNewsroom

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Congrats Simone!

Caster Semenya isn’t new to her gender being questioned and used against her. The athlete recently shared that even as youngster she had to sometimes prove she was a woman as her teammates struggled to compete against her. “They started questioning, are you really a girl? One day, I walked naked into the change room [to prove to them],” Semenya was quoted as saying by The Sowetan.

The athlete was speaking at the Standard Bank Top Women Conference held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park in Johannesburg.

The athlete, who also revealed she used to be a soccer player, shared some of the reasons she is as strong and fast as she is. She said she grew up with boys and walked long distances to school. She added that she used to train on sand.

“I think my parents raised me well,” Semenya said. “They have never questioned what I do, my feelings, how I see life. They accepted me for who I am. They could see that this one was a little bit different. I did not like being in the kitchen, but being in the garden. I just wanted to give you background why I am tough, why am I fearless, why I do not care about what other people think about me.”

The Court of Arbitration for Sport recently ruled against Semenya in her case against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels.

Semenya, always resilient, was quoted in May of this year as saying after the ruling: “For a decade the IAAF has tried to slow me down. But this has actually made me stronger. The decision of the CAS will not hold me back. I will once again rise above and continue to inspire young women and athletes in South Africa and around the world.”

The 2018 Youth Olympics is underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nine days into the competition, Nigeria finally recorded her very first gold medal, courtesy of Rosemary Chukwuma, who dominated the girls’ 100 metres event.

(Photo: IAAF via Twitter)

Chukwuma entered the competition as the fastest in the girls’ 100 metres. Although she finished third in the first stage, she managed to build up enough pace in the final stage of the race. Her effort paid off as she finished in a time of 11.17 seconds

According to IAAF’s website, this would have been a record for the Youth Olympics were it not for the wind, which was going at 3.3 miles per second. Speaking about what gave her that last push to win the race, the 16-year-old said:

“I had to do it! My people were watching and they had told me I had to win, because Nigeria had not won any medals.”


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