Ese Brume made history on Sunday night as she became the second Nigerian woman to win a long jump medal at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
The 23 year old leapt a distance of 6.91m, her second longest career jump to win the bronze medal behind pre-championships favourite, Germany’s Malaika Mihambo (7.30m) and USA’s Kenyattia Hackworth (6.92m).
Brume opened with a 6.83m leap but suffered a further setback in the fifth round as she slipped from second to third American Hackworth.
The Nigerian is now the second Nigerian to make the podium in the event after Blessing Okagbare leapt a distance of 6.99m to win a silver medal behind USA’s Brittney Reese (7.01m). She is also the third after Okagbare and Chioma Ajunwa to make the final of the event.
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By Chineze Ogugua