Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume, has expressed her aim of winning a medal in this year’s Olympics in Japan.
The Nigerian lone medalist at the Doha 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship has also charged the Nigerian government to take adequate measures towards supporting her, alongside other Nigerian athletes, to make the nation proud in Tokyo. It will be recalled that Ese leapt a second-longest career jump of 6.91m to win bronze for Nigeria in Doha, 2019, and will be hoping to achieve a greater feat in Japan later this year.
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Brume, who is in her final year at Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, where she is studying Tourism and Hospitality Management, has promised to give the Tokyo 2020 Games maximum focus, with emphasis on the huge role of government.
[The] Olympics Games is the biggest sporting event in the world and I will do everything possible to give it the best attention. But our government has a great role to play by giving us (athletes) the financial and morale support we need to excel at the games. We need money to take care of so many things, and it will be good if the government can come in as early as possible.Ese Brume
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The Nigerian long jumper also stated she is aware of some moves by Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to prepare athletes for the global showpiece, and advised that it should be hastened .
I have heard of some moves by the current minister of sports (Sunday Dare) to prepare Nigerian athletes adequately for the Olympics, but I will advise that such moves must start as quickly as possible so that Nigeria can reap its benefits. I want the country do away with those last minute approach, which has not done our sports any good in the past.Brume
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