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OLYMPICS: Dollars Rain On Oborududu And Brume For Winning Medals For Nigeria

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Simon Ebohdjaiye, Director, Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said on Tuesday in Tokyo that the federal government of Nigeria has approved to splash $10,000 and $7,500 respectively on Oborududu and Brume for winning medals at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics
The director made the announcement shortly after wrestler Blessing Oborodudu won Team Nigeria’s second medal in Tokyo while losing the final of the 68kg women’s freestyle wrestling event 4-1 to America’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock.
The director said:
“Gold medalists will now be rewarded with 15,000 dollars, while silver and bronze medal winners will each get 10,000 dollars and 7,500 dollars respectively.
“The earlier award is 5,000 dollars for gold, 3,000 dollars for silver, and 2,000 dollars for bronze,”
Ese Brume 25 years, had produced Nigeria’s first medal in Tokyo earlier at the long jump event final for women when she jumped 6.97 meters to clinch bronze, coming behind American Brittney Reese who took the silver, and the world champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany who carted away the gold medal.
The Director said the gesture was to drive home the point that the Federal Government would always reward superlative performance, and that the announcement was an upward review from the initial amount announced due to the dedication of the athletes.
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