Nigeria Wins First Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After scaling through to the final stage on Sunday morning by jumping a distance of 6.76m, 1cm above the required mark to book her place in the final, Nigeria’s long jumper, Ese Brume has won a Bronze medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Since the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July, it has been one disappointment or another for the Nigerian contingent to the Olympics, but the win by Brume will restore some smile to the faces of Nigerians who have been left very disappointed by the outing of team Nigeria so far.
In her final and winning jump, Brume won the bronze medal with a 6.97m jump to finish behind Germany’s Malaika Mihambo who grabbed the gold medal with 7.00m jump while fellow contestant from U.S.A, Brittney Reese won the silver medal with 6.97 on the count back.
Ese Brume became Nigeria’s only representative in the jumps at the ongoing games in Tokyo after the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit over test issues.
Nigeria has won just a paltry two medals in the Long Jump events in the history of the Olympics as Chioma Ajunwa won gold in Atlanta 1996 Olympics and the silver medal won by Blessing Okagbare in the same event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games.
This will definitely bring some ray of hope to the Nigerians at home whose hopes for team Nigeria was high as preparation for the games had the rising their hopes, especially after the Nigeria national basketball ball teams, the D Tigers and D Tigress did well throughout the preparation period. The D Tigers defeated the U.S and Argentinian national basketball teams in their warm-up games while the D Tigress also did well on their part.
While it has not been an entirely bad outing for team Nigeria as Ese Brume has finally given the country a consolation, many Nigerians will be disappointed by the management of the Team Nigeria the more, as it has been stories of one scandal to another.
Nigeria Wins First Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics