Tokyo 2020 long jump bronze winner Ese Brume has stated she plans to wear her medal on Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide Bishop David Oyedepo.
“I plan to go to Canaan-Land to wear it (Bronze medal) on Bishop David Oyedepo,” Brume said shortly after winning the bronze on Tuesday morning.
“I’m excited and grateful to God. I’m super happy that I was able to make the top three. I’ll say I’m not the best athlete but I’m grateful to God for bringing me this far. I can’t contain my joy no matter the colour of the medal,” she added.
Brume dedicated her medal to “God Almighty, who has been my backbone and brought me to the top. I also want to dedicate the medal to Bishop David Oyedepo, my family, as well as my coach and those that were here but could not compete.
“It has been a great season for me right from April when I was injured but I never settled for less no matter the challenges. I keep on pushing and my coach keeps telling me that Ese you can do it. It is not all about the training but the faith I have in God,” Brume said.
She leapt 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reese of the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany.
Brume joins Blessing Okagbare and Glory Alozie as the only Nigerians to win individual medals at the Worlds championship and the Olympics.