Nigerian athlete who specializes in the long jump Ese Brume has put Nigeria on the medals table, leaping 6.97m to grab the bronze medal in the long jump event in Tokyo Olympics.
The 25-year-old came in third to the German winner Malaika Mihambo who jumped 7 metres.
American Brittney Reese grabbed the silver, although had the same jump with Brume.
The Ughelli-born Brume had his bronze in her first attempt.
She never outjumped the same level, in other five attempts, although she holds a personal best of 7.17m
Brume, a three-time African senior champion has offered some relief for Team Nigeria that they would not return home empty handed.
All eyes are now on Blessing Oborodudu, who is expected to bring in a silver or gold in the Women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling contest with American T.M. Stock Mensah.
Brume was the long jump gold medalist at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships and 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships. She also represented Nigeria at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in 2014.
Brume represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games where she placed 5th in the Long Jump final with a leap of 6.81m. She also placed 3rd in the Long Jump final of the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar.
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