Ese Brume Wins Silver in Long Jump at World Athletics Championships
Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume hit a 7.02m jump to win Silver and Nigeria’s second medal on the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Her consistency earned her a rightful place as one of Nigeria’s medal hopefuls heading into the Championships. She barely made it into the final with her last attempt to book an automatic qualification spot.
The Silver medal is an improvement on the Bronze she won in Doha in 2019 and the Olympic Bronze medallist finished behind Germany’s Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo who leaped 7.12m.
The Bronze medal went to Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo who jumped 6.89m.
Brume is expected to be in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games where she will attempt to reclaim the Gold she won in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.