Ese Brume and Blessing Odorududu, Nigeria’s two medal winners at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, received cash gifts from the Ministry of Sports for their achievements.
Brume was Nigeria’s first medal winning, taking the Bronze Medal in Long Jump before Oborududu lost in the final of the Women’s 68kg Wrestling event to settle for Silver.
The Federal Government had announced a reward of 15, 000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, 7,500 dollars for gold, silver, and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics.
A statement on Wednesday said the athletes were presented their cash prizes by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in a ceremony held at Grand Prince Hotel, Tokyo Japan on Tuesday.
Brume competed in the final event of Long Jump against reigning world champion Malaika Mihambo and Brittney Reese from the United States and got Bronze after six attempts.
Oborududu guaranteed a medal for Nigeria when she progressed to the final of her wrestling event but settled for a Silver Medal after she lost.