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Tokyo Olympics

Nigeria Wins First Medal at Tokyo Olympics as Ese Brume’s Extraordinary Performance Secures Bronze

Nigeria Wins First Medal at Tokyo Olympics as Ese Brume’s Extraordinary Performance Secures Bronze

  • After a long wait, Nigeria has finally made it to the Olympic medal table at the ongoing competition
  • The country’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics came in the long jump event, as Ese Brume grabbed bronze
  • The 25-year-old came third, thanks to a leap of 6.97 meters, the same as American Brittney Reese who came second

Wake up wake up Nigeria! We officially have our first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ese Brume grabbed the country’s first medal, bronze in the women’s long jump event.

Brume’s 6.97 meters leap was enough to secure a place in the top 3 and it only came slightly short of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00m, who won gold.

Brume’s longest jump was also tied with that of 2012 Olympic champion Brittney Reese who came second.

Brume had the 6.97m jump at her first attempt in the event and she was unable to surpass it despite holding a personal best of 7.17m.

Ese Brume

Before the final jump, Mihambo was lying in a bronze medal position, but a season-best jump of 7 meters was enough to help her secure Gold for Germany.

25-year-old Ese Brume won bronze at the 2019 world championships in Doha and she held a world-leading jump of 7.17m, going into the competition.

This is the athletes second showing at the Olympics after a performance at the 2016 Games in Rio, where she came fifth with 6.18m.

Nigerians attention will now switch to Blessing Oborodudu who has a chance of picking up either gold or silver at the Women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling.

Oborodudu will be going up against American T.M. Stock Mensah after securing her place in the final yesterday.

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