Long jumper Ese Brume has gained Nigeria’s first medal on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Brume, 25, claimed the bronze medal within the girls’s lengthy leap on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday.
She achieved the feat with a 6.97m leap, two days after she certified for the finals with a leap of 6.76m.
Germany’s Malaika Mihambo beat Brume to the gold medal with a 7.00m leap whereas Brittney Reese of the United States gained the silver medal.
Brume’s win provides to optimistic information for Nigeria on the Olympics after a run of unfavourable information of defeats and the disqualification of among the nation’s athletes.
On Monday, Blessing Oborududu beat Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to succeed in the ultimate of the ladies’s freestyle 68kg wrestling. The win assured Nigeria a medal on the Olympics.
Brume’s win provides Nigerians extra causes to cheer.