EMU Athlete Ese Brume to Compete in the USA
World – renowned Nigerian athlete of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Ese Brume will be competing in the Drake Relays Competition that will take place in Des Moines, Iowa from the 27th to the 29th April 2017. A press conference informing the public about the important athletics organization in which Ese Brume will be participating was held at 16:00 on Wednesday, on the 19th April 2017 at the EMU Rector’s Office.
During the press conference EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that as well as being a state university that values science, EMU is a university that gives special importance to amateur sports. Prof. Dr. Osam went on to indicate that they are trying to revive the spirit of athletics which has almost completely disappeared in the TRNC.
Prof. Dr. Osam provided a reminder that Ese Brume will be representing EMU at the Drake Relays Competition alongside the world’s best athletes. Prof. Dr. Osam also provided information about other races EMU student Ese will be competing in after the competition in Iowa. Wishing Ese luck in all of her competition, Prof. Dr. Osam stated “No matter what the result, we trust our athlete”.
In a speech of his own, EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu thanked the EMU Rector’s Office for their support, indicating that Ese’s goal is to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Konnolu also stated that other world famous athletes are in contact with EMU regarding receiving an education at the university.
Ese Brume stated that she is very happy at EMU in terms of both her sporting and academic career, describing EMU as a beautiful university.
After the statements, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam handed the world-renowned athlete a plaque of appreciation for choosing EMU and her great success in her field. Present at the press conference were EMU Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden, Rector’s Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş and Public Relations and Press Office Director (a.) Murat Aktuğralı.
Brume, Coach Hasan Maydon and EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu will be leaving the TRNC for the USA on the 25th of April 2017. She will be competing to earn the right to participate in the World Athletics Championships that will be taking place in August of next year. Following the competitions in the USA, Brume will be taking part in the Diamond League along with the best in the world.