Brume ‘Super Excited’ To Win Nigeria’s Only Medal At 2019 IAAF World Championships
Ese Brume is extremely delighted with her achievement of winning Nigeria’s only medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar – a bronze in the long jump event on the final day , Completesports.com reports.
Brume 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).
“It means a lot for me. I’m super excited, because I have not been so strong all season because I wasn’t able to perform at bigger competitions. I cannot be more happy winning this medal,” Brume told reporters in Doha.
The 23-year-old who made the final of the event at the Olympics three years ago on her debut has now moved from 10th in 2017 in London where she jumped a mediocre 6.38m to third two years later.
She 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) and also the third after Okagbare and Chioma Ajunwa to make the final of the event.
By Adeboye Amosu
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