Ese Brume wins Olympic bronze in long jump – first medal for Nigeria in Tokyo

Written by on August 3, 2021

Team Nigeria has finally clinched a medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games after Ese Brume won a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event.

Brume finished in the third position in the Long Jump final after leaping 6.97m.

Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinched gold with 7.00m, while USA’s Brittney Reese with 6.97m for Silver distance on countback.

Brume’s feat broke the jinx for Nigeria, who had not won a medal in Athletics since 2008.

The 25-year-old was also the jinx-breaker in Doha, where she ended Nigeria’s long wait for a medal at the World Championships.

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