Tamyra Mensah Stock at Tokyo 2020: Lady Turns 1st Black Woman to win gold Medal in Wrestling at Olympics

Tamyra Mensah Stock at Tokyo 2020: Lady Turns 1st Black Woman to win gold Medal in Wrestling at Olympics

  • Representing the United States, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, becomes the first Black woman to win a gold medal in Wrestling, in the history of the Olympics
  • The 28-year-old athlete is the daughter of a man who hails from Ghana but gave birth to her in the United States
  • Tamyra also becomes the second woman from the United States to ever win a gold medal in the sport

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Tamyra Mensah-Stock, a young lady in the United States whose father was from Ghana, has made history by becoming the first Black woman to win gold in Wrestling in the history of the Olympics.

Newyork Times reports that women’s wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004 but since then, no Black woman ever won the ultimate prize.

Tamyra beat a Nigerian to win

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However, in the light heavyweight gold medal match at Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo, Mensah-Stock, a Texas native made the history after winning against Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria.

Below was a declaration of her victory by Tokyo Olympics

About her origin

Tamyra Mensah-Stock's father whose identity she is yet to disclose to the public traveled to the United States from Ghana at age 30 and gave birth to the brilliant athlete there.

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Unfortunately, the history-maker's dad lost his life in an accident, whilst he was on a trip back to his home country, Ghana, according to businessguideafrica.com

Mensah-Stock dominated her opponents throughout the Tokyo Games and beat Oborududu, 32, by a score of 4-1.

Lady with Ghanaian roots in USA becomes 1st Black Woman to win gold medal at Tokyo 2020
Tamyra Mensah-Stock Credit: @GQSports
Source: UGC

Akani Simbine warned that he's dangerous

Still in Tokyo, South African 100m runner Akani Simbine has sent a warning to all his opponents in the Tokyo Olympics and says that he can be really dangerous if he wants to be.

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Simbine came fifth in Rio 2016, having cut his South African record to 9.89 seconds just a few weeks prior. He's aiming for a medal this time around after lowering his national mark to 9.84 last month; this is also within the African record, according to TimesLIVE.

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