Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume become the first recipients of the Dollar price the Nigerian government promised Nigerian Athletes in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two athletes were rewarded with a cash prize of $10,000 and $7,500 respectively by Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare.
Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume Becomes first Recipients of Cash Prize Award
It was earlier said that any athlete that wins Gold in the Olympics would receive $15,000, and for Silver, the person will get $10,000, and the last category is the Bronze which will be rewarded with $7,500. Blessing Oborodudu won Silver in the women’s Wrestling 68kg, and so was given $10,000 while Brume scooped Bronze in the women’s Long Jump at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and so was rewarded 7$,500.
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 a gold medal for Nigeria in the Long at Atlanta in 1996. Brume thus follows suit with a bronze, while Oborududu is the first Nigerian Wrestler to win an Olympics medal. Reacting to the reward, 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.”