Nigerian Tokyo Olympics Bronze medallist, Ese Brume, has dedicated her medal to Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners’ Chapel.
Before leaping to her first Olympic medal with a jump of 6.97m, she could be seen saying “God of David Oyedepo, I want to do this.”
Speaking after her win, she said she was dedicating her first Olympic medal to Bishop Oyedepo, her coach, Kayode Gaya, and her family.
“This medal means a lot to me. It doesn’t matter the colour. First I dedicate it to Bishop Oyedepo and I plan to decorate him with the medal later”, she said amidst sobs and wiping her tears.
“I’m super excited that I made it to the top three at the Olympics. Honestly, I can’t contend with my joy.
The Nigerian Olympian 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 has joined Blessing Okagbare and Glory Alozie as the only Nigerians to win individual medals at both the Worlds championship and the Olympics.
Nigeria remains in high hopes of clinching a gold medal in the women’s wrestling final with the qualification of Blessing Oborududu on Monday.
Oborududu defeated London 2012 bronze medallist, Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia, 7-2, in the second semifinal of the women 68kg freestyle.
The Nigerian wrestler will face Tamyra Stock Mensah of the United States in the gold medal fight later on Tuesday.