Silver Medalist Blessing Oborududu, and bronze medalist Ese Brume have been rewarded with their cash reward of $10,000 and $7,500 respectively at a ceremony held at the Grand Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.
Oborududu and Brume were presented their cash by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.
Speaking at the ceremony, the minister said, “There’s no point delaying the reinforcement of these athletes who have made the country proud. That is the reason they were rewarded immediately for their record-breaking performance.”
Chioma Ajunwa was the first person who won gold medal for Nigeria in the long jump at Atlanta 1996. Brume thus follows suit with a bronze, while Oborududu is the first Nigerian wrestler to win an Olympics medal.
In her reaction, Oborududu said, “I am just super-excited, and I want to say thank you to all my supporters and the Federal Government of Nigeria for the encouragement.”