Brume has received Nigeria’s lone athletic medals within the final three main worldwide tournaments
From successful a bronze medal on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Ese Brume went one higher by getting a silver medal on the just-concluded World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
Brume’s third leap of 6.85m acquired her the silver behind Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta whose 7.06m leap took the gold medal.
Lorraine Ugen, representing Britain, took the bronze with a leap of 6.78m forward of American Tiffany Flynn who additionally had a finest leap of 6.78m.
Brume received one in every of solely two medals received on the Olympic Games and he or she continued that pattern by successful Nigeria’s first medal on the Indoor Championships since 2008.
She additionally joined an elite group of Nigerian athletes who received medals at each the indoors and outside World Athletic Championships and in addition an Olympic medal.
The different two athletes on this choose group are the late Sunday Bad and 110m hurdler Glory Alozie. Brume has taken it upon herself to assist break Nigeria’s barren spells in world tournaments.
Nigeria went with out a medal on the World Athletics Championships for six years earlier than she received a bronze medal within the Long Jump occasion in 2019. Going into final yr’s Olympics, Nigeria had gone with out a medal in athletics for 13 years, she got here to the rescue after which to this yr’s World Athletics Indoor Championship the place she broke a 14-year dry spell.
And it was an ideal feat seeing it was Brume’s first competitors in 2022. Brume’s compatriot, Ruth Usoro, completed within the eighth place with a season’s finest leap of 6.69m.
Ethiopia completed in first place with 4 gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.
The U.S. got here in second with three gold, seven silver, and 9 bronze medals whereas Belgium took third place with two gold medals.
Nigeria got here in twenty fifth with Brume’s silver medal.