Brume added another Silver to her athletic resume after leaping an impressive 7.02 metres in Oregon.
While Nigerians trooped online and offline to celebrate the 100m hurdles gold medal won by Tobi Amusan in the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, long jump specialist Ese Brume, also gave Nigerians something to celebrate shortly after by clinching silver in the women’s long jump event at the global showpiece.
A 7.02m leap from Ese Brume saw her improve on her bronze finish at the previous edition of the event. Germany’s MalaikaMihambo who beat Ese Brume to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold would continue her dominance on the world stage in Oregon with a 7.12-metre leap in the early hours of Monday, July 25, 2022 (WAT) to win gold. Leticia Oro Melo of Brazil finished third with a 6.98m leap.
President Buhari also took out time to hail Ese Brume for making the nation proud and hailed Team Nigeria for representing the nation with honour, pride, courage, integrity, and good sportsmanship.
“I also commend and celebrate Ese Brume for her long jump Silver Medal.#TeamNigeria have represented us with honour and pride; displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship, and proving that with hard work & determination, success is achievable.’’
President Muhammadu Buhari
The victories of Amusan and Brume are proof that with the right infrastructure and good development programmes, Nigeria has the athletic talents that can take it to the globe, dominate, and fly the country’s flag high.
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