Tokyo Olympic Games silver medalist, Blessing Oborududu and bronze medalist, Ese Brume, have received cash rewards which were promised by the Federal Government on Tuesday.
At the award ceremony which took place at the Grand Prince Hotel on Tuesday in Tokyo, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, presented Oborodudu with a cash of $10,000 while Brume received $7500.
In his speech at the ceremony, Dare said “There’s no point delaying the reinforcement of these athletes who have made the country proud. That’s the reason why they were rewarded immediately for their record breaking performance”.
In her reaction, Oborududu said she was excited to have attained the feat and thanked her supporters and the Federal Government for their support.
“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”
Before now, Atlanta ’96 long jump gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa, was the first Nigerian who won gold medal for the country before Brume followed suit on Tuesday with a bronze medal while Oborududu also became the first Nigerian Wrestler to win an Olympics medal.