Ese Brume wins First Nigeria’s Medal at the Ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games
Team Nigeria has won its first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic games courtesy of a bronze medal by Ese Brume.
The 25-year-old athlete qualified for the final stage on Sunday morning leaping to a distance of 6.76m, 1cm more than the required mark to seal her place.
Brume eventually made a 6.97m jump in the final to clinch the bronze medal.
According to reports, Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinched the gold medal with a 7.00m jump while USA’s Brittney Reese clinched the silver medal with 6.97m on countback.
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Ese Brume is Nigeria’s sole representative in the jumps in Tokyo since the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit.
Reports have it that apart from Ajunwa’s gold in 1996 Atlanta, Blessing Okagbare is another Nigerian to have won a medal in the Olympic Long Jump event having won silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.