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Ese Brume wins Nigeria’s 1st medal at 2019 world Athletics Championship in Qatar

Ese Brume wins Nigeria's 1st medal at 2019 world Athletics Championship in Qatar

– Ese Brume wins Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Doha – The 23-year-old jumped a distance of 6.91m to win bronze medal in the Women’s Long Jump events

– Brume however becomes the first athlete after Blessing Okagbare to reach the podium in the history of the championship Nigeria’s Ese Brume jumped her way into glory at the ongoing 2019 World Athletics Champions in Doha, Qatar, after winning the country’s only medal so far at the events.

The 23-year-old won bronze medal in the Women’s Long Jump event after covering a distance of 6.91 meters in the finals. She however became the second Nigerian athlete after Blessing Okagbare to win silverware at the World events. 

Nigeria’s Ese Brume jumped her way into glory at the ongoing 2019 World Athletics Champions in Doha, Qatar, after winning the country’s only medal so far at the events.

The 23-year-old won bronze medal in the Women’s Long Jump event after covering a distance of 6.91 meters in the finals.

She however became the second Nigerian athlete after Blessing Okagbare to win silverware at the World events.

She said before her jump: “I’m believing God because I’ve worked hard. I just have to go in there, believing in the process, hoping that by the grace of God I’ll do well.”

To her fans: “I just want to say thank you for the prayers & I hope everything works out well.”

Okagbare achieved her feat six years ago after winning silver medal at the 2013 edition of the championship in Moscow, Russia.

Brume was overtaken by Malaika Mihambo, who jumped a distance of 7.30m to clinch gold, as Ukraine’s Maryna Romanchuk won silver with a distance of 6.92m.

As it stands, Okagbare and Brume are the only Nigerian athletes to have won medals at the World Athletics Championships and both of them from the long jump event.

Meanwhile, Tobi Amusan narrowly missed out to finish in the medals position as she finished 4th in 100m women hurdles.

 

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