Ese Brume has claimed Nigeria’s first bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games after she made the podium in the Long Jump event.
Brume leaped 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany.
It is Nigeria’s first track and field medal at the Olympics since 2008 when Okagbare won a silver medal in Beijing.
It also makes the long jump the first individual event to give Nigeria three medals at the Olympics with Chioma Ajunwa’s gold at the Atlanta ‘96 Olympics topping Okagbare’s silver from 2008 and Brume’s bronze.
Nigeria is now assured of at least two medals after Blessing Oorodudu made it to the final of the 68kg wrestling event.