Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume, won her first medal for Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic 2020 where she claimed a bronze medal after finishing third in the woman’s long jump event.
Brume leapt 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany.
This is great news for Nigeria as it is it’s first track and field medal at the Olympics since 2008 when Okagbare won a silver medal in Beijing.
It also makes the long jump the first individual event to give Nigeria three medals at the Olympics with Chioma Ajunwa’s gold at the Atlanta ‘96 Olympics topping Okagbare’s silver from 2008 and Brume’s bronze.
Bronze medallist Tokyo Olympics winner Ese Brume joined Nigerian counterparts Okagbare and Glory Alozie as the only Nigerians to win individual medals at both the Worlds and the Olympics.