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Ese Brume of EMU Wins a Bronze Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ese Brume of EMU Wins a Bronze Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Published Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Tourism Faculty, Tourism Management Postgraduate Program student Ese Brume won the bronze medal with her 6.97-meter jump at the Long Jump finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. After the competition, which was the scene of great contention, Brume thus became the first student of EMU to ever win an Olympic medal and the first medalist of the Nigerian National Team in the Olympics in 13 years.

In the final competition, which took place on Tuesday, 3 August, 2021, at 05:00 TRNC time, German National Team's Malaika Mihambo won the gold medal with a 7.00 meter jump, only three centimeters away from Ese Brume from EMU. The United States National Team athlete Brittney Reese was the person who jumped the same rank as Brume and won the silver medal with the second best difference.

“We are Proud”

EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu congratulated EMU Athlete Ese Brume and her coaches Yaya Kayode and Hasan Maydon and said, “It is every athlete's dream to participate in the Olympics. Despite her young age, Ese participated in her second Olympics and made history by winning the bronze medal in the Long Jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. For the first time, an EMU Athlete has won an Olympic medal. We are proud of that. It is a privilege to be a member of EMU.”