Long jumper Ese Brume to wear Olympic medal on Oyedepo

Athlete Ese Brume

Ese Brume, who won a bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says she plans to wear her medal on popular preacher Bishop David Oyedepo.

The 25-year-old bagged the medal after a 6.97 metres jump in the final of the event at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. It is her first Olympic medal and Nigeria’s first at the 2020 edition postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following her victory, Brume said she plans to visit the headquarters of Living Faith Church in Ota, Ogun State to wear the medal on the church’s founder Oyedepo.

She said, “Setting the African record boosted my confidence because then my injury was still fresh, yet I was able to set that record and a personal best. So, I thought to myself that ‘yes I could do it’ and my coach thought the same as well, so we never settled for less.

“And to those who were here but could not compete, never settle for less. God is with you. It is not over until it is over. You may not have competed here today but God has a better future ahead for you.

“This medal means that God is alive, Jesus is alive. I plan to go to Canaanland to wear it (Bronze medal) on Bishop David Oyedepo.

“It has been a great season even though I got injured in April, but I never settled for less.  I never looked at the situation but kept on pushing and my coach kept on pushing and told me ‘Ese, you can do it.’ Thank God I’m here today.”