Nigeria Long jumper, Ese Brume has stated that she will be ready for the Tokyo 2020, despite not having a proper training presently,
Brume flew into Nigeria in March to take part in the National Sports Festival and then return to Cyprus where she has been based since 2016 as an undergraduate at Eastern Mediterranean University.
Four month on , she is still in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted living and travel conditions across the world. The Sports Festival, initially billed for March was indefinitely postponed just days before the start, and once the lockdown began in some Nigerian states, much like elsewhere across the continent and the world.
“I’m trying to cope with the current situation but it has not been easy,” Brume said.
“Covid-19 happened suddenly and I’m trying to manage as best as I can and hope that things will become normal eventually.
Postponing the Olympics was kind of sad but what can we do? Hopefully when it is time for the Olympics, we will all be ready, because right now we aren’t fully training.
I’m just here and waiting for this to pass,” she said.
The three-time African champion had anticipated a great outing in Tokyo this year, but now she waits with the world to fulfill her dream of going for gold at the Olympics.