Olympics: Dollar rain for Oborududu, Brume


Silver medalist, Blessing Oborududu and bronze medalist Ese Brume have been rewarded with their cash reward of $10,000 and $7500 respectively, at a ceremony held at 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”


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