Now, the focus is on Gold Coast, Australia, and Brume says she would do everything to defend the long jump gold medal she won at the last edition of the Games at Glasgow, Scotland. She is one of the athletes Team Nigeria is banking on for medals in Australia.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday from her base in North Cyprus, where she is putting finishing torches to her training for the Commonwealth Games, the jumper says she won’t disappoint her teaming fans when hostilities begin in Australia in April.
“This is my second Commonwealth Games and I hope to defend my title in the long jump. But I want the government to help us by providing the financial support we need to be in good shape for the Games,” Brume said.
Brume made her first senior appearance at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where she won a gold for Team Nigeria. Few days later, she added another gold, this time at the African senior Athletics Championship in Morocco.
According to her, the trip to the Gold Coast, Australia will require a lot of sacrifices saying: “I will need the prayer from Nigerians back home to make the difference in Australia. “I have been training very hard, but as I said, those in charge of our training grants should hurry up with the process so that it will be useful for the purpose it is meant for.”
Brume is based in North Cyprus, where she is on a scholarship programme with Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, studying Tourism and Hospitality management.