Nigerian’s representative at the Women’s long jump event, Ese Brume has won the Bronze Medal after leaping to a 6.97m. This is Team Nigeria’s first Athletics Medal at the Olympics in 13 years. This is also Team Nigeria’s first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinched Gold with 7.00m, USA’s Brittney Reese wins Sliver with a 6.97m jump.

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Ese Brume qualified for the Women’s long jump final after leaping to a 6.76m distance, 1cm ahead of the automatic qualifying mark. The Nigerian Athlete finished fifth place in Rio 2016, leaping to 6.81m distance, 2 cm. She finished third at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2019.

It was also a good outing for Nigeria’s representative at the Men’s 200 meters event, Divine Oduduru. He booked a semi-final spot by finishing second in his heat with a time of 20.36 seconds behind Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer, who won the heat in 20.31 seconds. The Nigerian was left disappointed in his 100 meters heat after being disqualified for a false start.

In other news, Patience Okon-George has been drafted into the Women’s 4×100 meters team. This means the quartet of Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Okon George, and Grace Nwokocha will represent Nigeria in the relays.

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