Tokyo Olympics: Ese Brume wins Nigeria’s first medal

Ese Brume has won Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics as she won bronze in the long jump event.

Brume’s 6.97m jumped came just short of 0.3 of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00m and American Brittney Reese’s 6.97m.

The African Record holder leapt to a distance of 6.76m, 1cm more than the required mark to seal her place in the final.

Brume became Nigeria’s only athlete in the jumps, following the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and also Nigeria’s only medalist at the last World Championship in Doha.

Ahead of the Olympic Games, Brume broke Chioma Ajunwa’s long-standing record of 7.12m.

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