Tokyo 2020: Oyedepo may become first Nigerian clergyman to wear Olympic medal
Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church is set to become the first Nigerian clergyman to wear an Olympic medal after Nigeria's first medalist at the Ongoing Tokyo 2020 Games, Ese Brume, disclosed her plan to wear him her bronze.
WuzupNigeria reported that the 25-year-old recorded a 6.97 metres jump to finish third behind USA's Brittney Reese and Germany's Malaika Mihambo in the finals of the event Tuesday morning.
American Brittney Reese claimed the silver medal with a jump of 6.97m while World champion, Mihambo, clinched gold with a jump of 7.00m.
After the game, Ese Brume dedicated her bronze to Oyedepo and thanked Nigerians for their support.
She said, "Setting the African record boosted my confidence because then my injury was still fresh, yet I was able to set that record and a Personal Best. So, I thought to myself that 'yes I could do it' and my coach thought the same as well, so we never settled for less.
"And to those who were here but could not compete, never settle for less. God is with you. It is not over until it is over. You may not have competed here today but God has a better future ahead for you.
"This medal means that God is alive, Jesus is alive. I plan to go to Canaan-Land to wear it (Bronze medal) on Bishop David Oyedepo.
"It has been a great season even though I got injured in April, but I never settled for less. I never looked at the situation but kept on pushing and my coach kept on pushing and told me 'Ese, you can do it.' Thank God I'm here today."