How Ese Brume claimed Commonwealth gold in long jump

How Ese Brume claimed Commonwealth gold in long jump

Ese Brume won the 12th gold medal for Team Nigeria by breaking the Commonwealth Games record in the long jump.

Brume, who competed in Birmingham, England, on the final day of the competition, cleared a height of 7.00 meters to win gold in the women’s long jump sport at the Commonwealth Games.

Brume put herself in favourable position for a medal in her fourth attempt with a record height of 6.99m.

She accomplished it in style to recapture the championship she had previously won in Glasgow, Scotland, eight years ago.

Read more: Ese Brume wins Nigeria’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics

Brume had won Gold at the 2014 games but was not present at the 2018 Games. As a result, Christabel Nettey of Canada won the title.

The previous record for the women’s long jump, set in Melbourne, Australia, by Bronwyn Thompson in 2006 was 6.97 meters.

Deborah Acquah of Ghana and Brooke Buschkuehl of Australia, who placed second and third, respectively, with leaps of 6.95 meters and 6.94 meters, competed against the Nigerian.

With 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze medals at the conclusion of Day 10, Team Nigeria is in seventh place overall.

Meanwhile, Team Nigeria has secured yet another gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, the quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rose Chukwuma; as well as Grace Nwokocha emerged winners of the 4x100m Women’s relay race at the Alexander Stadium.

The quartet set a new African Record of 42.10s; claiming what was Nigeria’s 11th gold medal in Birmingham and a historic Commonwealth Games medal.

Record-setting Tobi Amusan started the race for Nigeria. She expertly handed over the baton to Favour Ofili who won the silver medal in the 200m event on Saturday.

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