Ese Brume wins first medal for Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics
Ese Brume has won Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after winning a bronze medal in the women’s long jump.
Brume won the Bronze medal with a 6.97m jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinched the gold medal with a 7.00m jump while U.S.A’s Brittney Reese clinched the silver medal with 6.97m on count back.
This will be Nigeria’s first medal at the Olympics since 2008 and the third medal after Chioma Ajunwa’s won gold at the Atlanta ‘96 and Okagbare’s silver in 2008
Here are 5 things you should know about her:
1.Ese Brume was born January 20, 1996 (25 years)
2. Brume was born in Ughelli Delta State, Nigeria
3. The Nigerian athlete is a three-time African senior champion in the Long Jump and holds a personal best of 7.17 m (23 ft 6+1⁄4 in)
4. Brume also represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games where she placed 5th in the Long Jump final with a leap of 6.81.
5. The long jump specialist solely represented Nigeria at the 2014 Commonwealth Games clearing 6.56 m (21 ft 6+1⁄4 in) in the final to win the gold medal.