Ese Brume, a Nigerian bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, has dedicated her medal to Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners’ Chapel.
She could be heard saying, “God of David Oyedepo, I want to do this,” before leaping to her first Olympic medal with a leap of 6.97m.
She dedicated her first Olympic medal to Bishop Oyedepo, her coach, Kayode Gaya, and her family after her victory.
“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 won bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reese of the United States and gold medalist Malaika Mihambo of Germany after leaping 6.97 meters on her first attempt.
Brume is the only Nigerian to win individual medals at both the World Championships and the Olympics, joining Blessing Okagbare and Glory Alozie.
With Blessing Oborududu’s qualification in the women’s wrestling final on Monday, Nigeria remained optimistic about winning a gold medal.
Oborududu defeated Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold, the bronze medalist from London 2012, 7-2 in the second semifinal of the women’s 68kg freestyle.
The Nigerian wrestler will face Tamyra Stock Mensah of the United States in the gold medal fight later on Tuesday.