Team Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu on Tuesday won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling category.
She had guaranteed Nigeria a medal on Monday after beating Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to reach the final.
Although she lost the final to American world champion, Stock Mensah Tamyra Marianna 4-1, the 32-year-old can be proud of her achievement after earning Nigeria’s second medal at the Tokyo games.
Earlier in the day, Ese Brume had made the country proud by winning bronze in long jump.
Meanwhile, second-seed Odunayo Adekuoroye will begin her quest for an Olympic medal in the 57kg weight category on Wednesday.
The three-time World championship medallist Adekuoroye will be up against Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in the round of 16.