Mensah-Stock 1st First Black U.S. Woman Wrestler to Win Gold
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — American Tamyra Mensah-Stock defeated Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu 4-1 in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final to become the first American Black woman to win Olympic gold in the sport and the second American woman overall. Mensah-Stock was proud of the fact that she wrestled a Black African woman for the gold medal. Mensah-Stock’s father is from Ghana, a nation in West Africa. Oborududu made history also as the first Nigerian — male or female — to earn a wrestling medal at the Olympics.