Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) athlete Ese Brume won a Bronze medal at the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championship long-jump competition with a jump of 6.91 metres. Upon her return from the World Athletics Championship which took place between the 27th of September and the 6th of October 2019, Brume received an enthusiastic welcome at Ercan Airport on Tuesday, the 8th of October 2019 at 11:00.
EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu, Ese Brume’s coaches Yaya Kayode and Hasan Maydon, Sports Affairs Directorate personnel and hundreds of students from student clubs operating under the EMU Social and Cultural Activities Directorate met Brume at the airport with placards and enthusiastic chants such as “You are the best Ese Brume!” Proudly carrying her bronze medal on her neck, Brume was delighted to be reunited with her friends and EMU family. Delivering a short speech at the airport Brume noted: “I would like to thank everybody very much. You made me very happy. I was moved by this enthusiastic greeting. I love you all and I love EMU.”
Visit to Rector
Despite being only 23 years old Ese Brume is already one the biggest favourites of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. After returning to the island Brume visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office. During the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam stated that he is proud that an athlete of Brume’s quality is an EMU student whilst highlighting how important her achievement is for the university and country. Prof. Dr. Osam concluded by congratulating Ese Brume for her great success. Meanwhile, Brume thanked EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and the EMU Rector’s Office for their invariable support and dedicated her achievement to EMU and her home country of Nigeria. The visit came to an end with a photo being taken to immortalize the moment.
“She Is Going To Be Olympic Champion”
Brume is continuing to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with her EMU Sports Affairs Directorate coaches Hasan Maydon ve Yaya Kayode. Coach Hasan Maydon had the following to say after Brume’s recent success: “Ese Brume was a three year long project. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu played important roles in bringing such an important athlete to our country and university. Our aims is for an EMU student to be the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games champion. We would like to thank the EMU Rector’s Office for their moral and material support. I believe that our athlete will become Olympic champion. Her continuous improvement is indicative of her upcoming success.” As well as her sporting achievements, Ese Brume continues to be successful in her studies at the EMU Tourism Faculty.