President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday announced N200 million gift for Nigerian medalists at various international games, including the Commonwealth Games, for their outstanding performances.
The President also presented an award of recognition to world record sportswoman, Tobi Amusan during a reception for the Nigeria 2022 Commonwealth Contingent in State House, Abuja
The team members were also awarded National Honours.
Recall that Amusan and Brume played huge roles in the federation’s rising profile.
Brume won a bronze at the delayed Tokyo Olympics to ensure Nigeria’s return to the podium at the quadrennial games 13 years after the country last did.
Amusan also made history when she became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League discipline at the Diamond League final in Zurich last year.
This year, Brume also ensured Nigeria’s return to the podium at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, 14 years after Olusoji Fasuba won a medal at the competition.
The duo also made history at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA in July.
While Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a world outdoor title and set a world record, Brume became the first Nigerian to win medals at two separate editions of the championships.
It was an Amusan and Brume show again at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as they became the first Nigerian track and field athletes to win individual medals at two editions of the Games.
Amusan became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games title while Brume also became the first athlete in the competition history to hit the 7m mark in the women’s long jump event.
Both achieved their golden runs at the Games in record breaking fashion.
Amusan ran a new 12.30 seconds Games record to win the 100m hurdles title while Brume leapt a distance of 7.00m to win the long jump title.