Accolades pour in for Brume, Oborududu for making Nigeria Proud

Written by on August 4, 2021

Long jumper Ese Brume and wrestler Blessing Oborududu have been receiving plaudits after both athletes won medals for Nigeria at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Brume won Nigeria’s first medal early on Tuesday morning after she claimed bronze in the women’s long jump, while Oborududu won silver after losing 4-1 to USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg few hours later.

Oborududu became the first person to win an Olympic wrestling medal for Nigeria, while Brume followed the footsteps of Chioma Ajunwa and Blessing Okagbare who won a gold medal and a silver medal respectively for Nigeria in the women’s long jump in 1996 and 2008.

Bronze medallist at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Deji Aliu said it was a big relief that Nigeria won’t leave Tokyo empty-handed.

Former Nigerian 100 metres record holder, Seun Ogunkoya, also expressed his delight.
Nigerians, who took to social media, praised both athletes as Well for bringing glory to the country.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also hailed the duo.

The National Sports Festival women’s taekwondo gold medallist, Aminat Idrees said both medalists were a indeed blessing.

Credit: Punch

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