Olympics: Bronze medalist Ese Brume dedicates her medal to Bishop Oyedepo
Nigerian Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist, Ese Brume, has dedicated her medal to the founder of Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Before leaping to her first Olympic medal with a jump of 6.97metres, Brume could be seen praying “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 off 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.
Ese Brume was born on 20th January 1996.
She is a three-time African senior champion in the Long Jump and holds a personal best of 7.17 m (23 ft 6+1⁄4).
Brume was the long jump gold medalist at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships, and 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships. She also represented Nigeria at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in 2014.
Brume represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games where she placed 5th in the Long Jump final with a leap of 6.81metres.
Brume won the bronze medal in the Long Jump event at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, with a jump of 6.91 metres, and at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with a jump of 6.97 metres.