A Nigerian wrestler had an insane victory celebration after she won gold

Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesBlessing Oborududu of Nigeria, following her gold in the Women’s Freestyle 68kg category at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Nigerian wrestler Blessing Oborududu’s won the women’s freestyle wrestling 68kg class at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last night.

But her defeat of Canadian Danielle Lappage with just seconds to go as her rival was on the ascendancy won’t be what the 29-year-old is remembered for.

Her wild, minute-long victory celebration, which left the referee waiting to declare a victor and Lappage less-than-impressed as Oborududu rolled around at her feet, will be what everyone remembers.

The Nigerian started by rolling along the mat to the edge, was picked up by her coach and carried back into the middle, and just as the ref was about to raise her arm, Oborududu dropped to the mat and began rolling around again.

Oborududu was still screaming as the ref called for the pair to shake hands. Lappage was cursory in offering hers, then walked away as Oborududu appeared to open her arms for a hug.

Watch the celebrations here, courtesy of host broadcaster Seven.

Things also got a little exuberant at the lawn bowls last night when 26-year-old Australian and rising star Aaron Wilson defeated another Canadian, Ryan Bester, to win gold in the men’s singles.

An ecstatic Wilson whipped off his shirt after winning and roused the crowd. Here’s the clip.

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