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Amusan, Brume Arrive Birmingham, Boost Team Nigeria’s Spirit As Commonwealth Games Begin in UK
- Tobi Amusan has arrived in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, which is being held in the United Kingdom
- Ese Brume, who won a silver medal in the Long Jump event at the World Athletics Championships, also joined Team Nigeria in Birmingham
- The pair are expected to win gold medals in their respective event as they did in Australia in 2018
World record holder in Women’s 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan, has arrived in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.
The 25-year-old arrived in the UK alongside fellow World Athletics Championship medalist Ese Brume as they join other members of Team Nigeria.
Leadership reports that the pair arrived at the Commonwealth Games Birmingham (CGB) Games Village early on Thursday to a rousing welcome by officials and athletes alike.
Amusan won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
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Ese Brume, on the other hand, emerged second to win the silver medal in the Women’s Long Jump event at the championships
Both superstars are favourites to clinch Gold in their different events, as they did at Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018.
Athletics experts and coaches in the Team Nigeria camp believe the positive energy and momentum of both Amusan and Brume will boost the confidence of the other athletes in camp.
Team Ghana make colourful entry into Commonwealth Games
Meanwhile, Ghana's team at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games stole the show at the opening ceremony with a colourful entry.
The athletes clad in their traditional kente apparel arrived in a glamorous display of culture and dance.
In a video posted on social media, the Ghanaian team got the biggest applause as the red, gold, green and black flag was hoisted by the leader of the contingent.
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Ghana's only medalist at the competition four years ago in Gold Coast expressed delight by the team's arrival and has promised to win gold for the country.
Team Kenya to battle for medals at Commonwealth Games
Sports Brief earlier reported that Kenya impressed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The legion of more than 100 athletes was clad in red attire as they matched at the Alexander Stadium.
Kenya was led by Africa's fastest man and record holder, Ferdinand Omanyala and women's wheelchair basketballer Caroline Wanjira, the flagbearers.