I Never Settled For Less, Says Ese Brume After Winning Long Jump Bronze In Tokyo

Nigeria's Ese Brume reacts as she competes in the women's long jump final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. Javier SORIANO / AFP
Nigeria’s Ese Brume reacts as she competes within the girls’s lengthy bounce remaining through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021.


African Record holder within the girls’s Long Jump Ese Brume is over the moon after profitable Nigeria’s first Athletics medal since 2008, taking Bronze along with her greatest leap of 6.97m in a extremely aggressive remaining on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. 

Speaking with members of the press after her spectacular feat, Brume, who completed third behind Germany’s Malaika Mihambo and USA’s Brittney Reese acknowledged that the color of her medal doesn’t actually matter as she is simply excited at having completed on the rostrum.

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The Doha 2019 Bronze medallist mentioned, ‘ I’m simply excited, I’m grateful. I’m tremendous comfortable that I used to be capable of make it to the Top 3. I actually wish to thank God. I can’t include my pleasure; it doesn’t matter the medal; I’m simply tremendous comfortable I made Top 3.”

When requested what the medal means to her, she mentioned:

“This medal means that God is alive, Jesus is alive. It has been a great season even though I got injured in April, but I never settled for less. I never looked at the situation but I kept on pushing and my coach kept on pushing and told me ‘Ese you can do it’. Thank God I’m here today”.

Back in May, the three-time African Champion soared to a World Lead and African Record of seven.17m and she or he says that superlative feat boosted her confidence coming to Tokyo:

“Setting the African Record boosted my confidence because then my injury was still fresh yet I was able to set that record and a Personal Best, so I thought to myself that yes I could do it and my coach thought same as well, so we never settled for less”, she added.

Brume additionally supplied phrases of encouragement to her teammates that have been unable to compete on the Games.

She mentioned: “And to those who were here but could not compete, never settle for less. God is with you. It is not over until it is over. You may not have competed here today but God has a better future ahead for you.”

Brume is predicted to compete within the girls’s 4x100m which will get underway on August fifth.

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