Tokyo Olympics: Ese Brume Wins Nigeria’s First Medal

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Nigeria can now celebrate as Ese Brume got a podium finish after she won Bronze in the women Long Jump to give Nigeria her first medal at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Owosports.com.ng reports.

Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinch gold in the women’s long jump, snatching victory from former champion Brittney Reese with her last leap of the competition.

Mihambo was lying in the bronze medal position ahead of her final jump, but powered down the runway to register a season-best jump of 7.00 metres.

2012 Olympic champion Reese – who had led the competition with a best jump of 6.97m, with one final attempt to reclaim the lead, but the American could only manage 6.84 with her last leap to settle for silver.

Nigeria’s Ese Brume took the bronze medal with a best jump of 6.97.

Having jumped a distance of 7.17m at the Chule Vista Festival in California in May, Ese had shattered Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-year long jump record of 7.12m.

Brume’s jump was the World Lead going into the Olympics.

She was however the only Nigerian athlete who reached the final of her event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she placed fifth with a leap of 6.81m.

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