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“I Never Settled For Less” Says Brume After Winning Long Jump Bronze in Tokyo

“I Never Settled For Less” Says Brume After Winning Long Jump Bronze in Tokyo

African Record holder in the women’s Long Jump Ese Brume is over the moon after winning Nigeria’s first Athletics medal since 2008, taking Bronze with her best leap of 6.97m in a highly competitive final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. 

Speaking with members of the press after her spectacular feat, Brume, who finished 3rd behind Germany’s Malaika Mihambo and USA’s Brittney Reese stated that the colour of her medal doesn’t really matter as she is just excited at having finished on the podium.

The Doha 2019 Bronze medallist said:” I’m just excited, I’m grateful. I’m super happy that I was able to make it to Top 3. I really want to thank God. I can’t contain my joy; it doesn’t matter the medal; I’m just super happy I made Top 3.”

When asked what the medal means to her, she said: “This medal means that God is alive, Jesus is alive. 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 I kept on pushing and my coach kept on pushing and told me ‘Ese you can do it’. Thank God I’m here today.”

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Back in May, the three-time African Champion soared to a World Lead and African Record of 7.17m and she says that superlative feat boosted her confidence coming to Tokyo:”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 same as well, so we never settled for less,”she added. 

Brume also offered words of encouragement to her teammates that were unable to compete at the Games.

“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.”

Brume is expected to compete in the women’s 4x100m which gets underway on August 5th.  

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  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Ese. You’ve made us proud. While others have been crashing out, you’ve made a name for yourself. For u to have won bronze at a world competition no be beans. Now, those those who say bronze medal na nonsense would now know the value of winning something in a tournament instead of coming back empty handed. Congratulations once again..

  • Dr Drey 3 years ago

    Feel that palpable feeling of overwhelming joy….I dont care the colour of the medal, it doesnt realy matter, what matters is that i’m finishing on the podium. That’s the feeling when you’ve braved all odds, including a terrible system and inefficiencies associated with having clueless and incompetent administrators, to eke out something for yourself IN SPITE of all the obstacles they put in your way as a result of their cluelessness.

    Congratulations Ese……Congratulations Nigeria. Half bread they say is better than puff puff

    • Akanlo Ede 3 years ago

      Y celebrate mediocrity? Baba comot here if you no get proper talk. This kain talk dey kill Nigeria.

      • Emecco 3 years ago

        What’s mediocrity here?, an Olympic medal is mediocrity?, The Jamaican girl that snatched the bronze medal from our own Tobi Amusan in 100m hurdles was shedding tears of Joy, If you could understand how tough it is to win an Olympic medal (no matter the colour)/you won’t be saying this trash

        • @Emecco, people who have never achieved anything in their lives do not know how to celebrate anything.

          They belittle the successes of others because they don’t know what it is like.

          Anyone that cannot celebrate the stages of success will not even know when they have won.

          No need to drag him, it’s a mindset.
          Imagine calling an Olympic bronze mediocre.

          I doubt he has even won interhouse sports let alone his Local Government medal

        • Akanlo Ede 3 years ago

          Okay. I accept that Olympics bronze is big deal. But Afcon bronze is not good enough. One love everyone.

          • KangA 3 years ago

            @Akanlo Ede
            AFCON bronze not good enough? How many countries competed for those 3 medals? And how many countries didn’t even qualify to compete?

            Don’t worry. One day you’ll buy a calculator to replace the one you threw away.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Hehehehehe….See how God fights the battles of just….LMAOOo. He wanted to ridicule Dr.Drey but ended up ridiculing himself…..LMAOOo. You have been seeking my attention for a few days now but I chose to ignore you because you are the same old fool, but just back with a different name….LMAOoo. The reckless grasshopper will always end up in the gizzard of a chicken….LAMAOOoo

        • Akanlo Ede 3 years ago

          Wetin dey do this one? No just try me o. I go show you say Oshodi craze pass Ajegunle own.
          You better respect yourself.

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