United States’ Tamyra Mensah-Stock won gold in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling final, defeating Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu by a score of 4-1.
Mensah-Stock scored two points off a takedown about a minute in, however, Oborududu was able to escape and earn a point.
Mensah-Stock earned another two points on a takedown with three and a half minutes left, but that was the only points awarded for the rest of the match.
The Americans dominated the competition en route to a gold medal.
She first beat Japan’s Sara Dosho 10-0 VSU, who was the defending gold medal winner in the event. The native of Katy, Texas followed that with a win against China’s Zhou Feng 10-0.
Mensah-Stock took down Ukrainian wrestler Alla Cherkasova 10-4 in the semifinals to give her the chance at the gold.
Oborududu took the silver, while Cherkasova and Kryzygstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova each won bronze. The positive for Oburududu is that she earned Nigeria her first-ever medal in Wrestling.