Tokyo Olympics – Nigeria’s First Medal.
The long draught of medal has been broken by Ese Brume in the long jump category.
The entire country is proud of Brume’s performance at the ongoing Olympics, as she is the first medalist for Nigeria, winning a bronze mecal.
Brume with her best leap of 6.97m settled for the bronze behind World champion Malaika Mihambo who snatched the gold with her very last jump of 7.00m.
United States’ Brittney Reese who also had a best jump of 6.97m picked the silver medal ahead of Brume with the count back rule.
Brume, who is the African record holder in the women’s Long Jump event, had qualified for the final stage on Sunday with a jump of 6.76m, 1cm more than the required mark.
This medal is Nigeria’s first track and field medal at the Olympics since 2008 when Blessing 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 1996 Olympics topping Okagbare’s silver from 2008 and Brume’s bronze.
It is also important to note that Ese Brume also joins Okagbare and Glory Alozie as the only Nigerians to win individual medals at both the World Championships and the Olympics.
Congratulations, to Team Nigeria