By Omotolani Ayeniloye
Ese Brume, who won bronze medal in the women’s long jump of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, has expressed delight for winning her first medal for Nigeria.
Brume, three-time African senior champion in the long Jump, expressed too much excitement, thanking everyone who had faith in her and believed in her. She appreciated her coach Mr. Kayode Dede.
“It hasn’t been an easy journey because I broke my leg in the middle of the season which I had to overcome” says Brume, long jump gold medalist at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships and 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships
Brume was so much happy that she achieved the dream of Nigeria and her dream as well. She thanked her family for the constant support for her and for not losing hope in her.
“I am not just an Olympian but an Olympic medalist, it has been an amazing and exciting journey for me” she said.
Brume claimed Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday by finishing third in the women’s long jump final, thereby claiming the bronze medal.
Brume’s first jump of 6.97 metres in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium secured her a medal at the event.
Despite leading the rest of the pack in the final, she could not improve on the distance covered in her remaining five attempts as she jumped 6.67 metres, 6.88 metres and 6.90 metres in her second, fourth and sixth jumps and recorded no jumps in her third and fifth attempts.
Discussion about this post