Ese Brume, who has been one of the best jumpers in the world, is the final name to make this list. She first appeared at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, completing her respectable fifth and was a huge idea to Nigeria’s best track and field athlete at the time. Ever since, she has improved greatly and made her debut in the Diamond League in 2018, thus equivalent to her PB, earning a third consecutive Long Jump title for the African championships.
She has also won a world championship bronze medal, which in six years has also been Nigeria’s first medal at the competition. SBO.net has listed places that give the chance and Ese Brume is now among Tokyo’s medal-and even gold favourite and is obviously Nigeria’s greatest hope.
The Tokyo Olympics was of course scheduled to take place in 2020 but due to the world-wide pandemic was moved to 2021. It appears set to take place in just a few months’ time, as anticipating builds ahead of the event. So, which are Nigeria’s key hopes for picking up a medal at the games? – Blessing Okagbare
Blessing has previously taken part at the last three Olympic games for Nigeria and is a real legend for the nation. She is Nigeria’s fastest woman, so will be looking forward to making her fourth consecutive Olympic game appearance. -Divine Oduduru
Oduduru really shot to the running scene when finishing second behind Usain Bolt on his Olympic debut at Rio in 2016. This saw him run a personal best of 20.34s at the time and he was also the only Nigerian male sprinter to have made it into a semi-final at the event. – Ese Brume
Data source: thisdaylive