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Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: See the Shocking Amount That Nigerian Olympic Medalists Received

Tokyo Olympics: See the Shocking Amount that Nigerian Olympic Medalists Received

  • The Tokyo Olympics officially came to an end yesterday, 8th of August 2020 after two weeks of competition between world-class participants
  • Nigeria finished the competition with two medals, one from Ese Brume in the long jump and one from Blessing Oborududu in wrestling
  • Ese Brume will be going home with $7,500 and Blessing Oborududu will receive $10,000 from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics came to an end on Sunday 8th of August 2021.

The United States of America was the most successful team during the sports competition, picking up 39 gold medals and a total of 113 medals.

Nigeria finished at the 74th best team in the competition after managing to pick up two medals- one silver and one bronze.

Blessing Oborududu won a silver medal for the country in the women’s wrestling 63kg event after losing to Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final.

Ese Brume picked up Nigeria’s first medal in the form of bronze in the women’s long jump event.

How much will the medalists receive?

Asides from the medals provided by the medals provided to the winners, the International Olympic Committee isn’t responsible for paying athletes. The responsibility lies with the athletes’ countries or private organisations.

Tokyo Olympics

Before the Tokyo Olympics, Nigerian athletes were expected to receive $5,000 for gold, $3,000 for silver and $2,000 for bronze.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has however increased the prize money to $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver and $7,500 for bronze.

This means that Blessing Oborududu will receive $10,000 (N5,000,000) and Ese Brume will receive $7,500 (N3,750,000).

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