- Ese Brume continued her blistering form in Long Jump as the Nigerian athlete won at the Diamond League Meet
- The 26-year-old leapt a distance of 6.83m to finish in the first position ahead of United States’ Quanesha Burks
- She has now qualified for her first Diamond League Meet final to be held in Zurich next week
Sensational Nigerian athlete Ese Brume has emerged as the Women’s Long Jump event winner at the Diamond League Meet right inside the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, Belgium.
The 26-year-old leapt a distance of 6.83m to finish in the first position ahead of Quanesha Burks of the United States, who finished second with 6.54m and Italian Larissa Lapichino in the third position with 6.52.
In the previous editions, Brume came close to the first position, finishing 2nd in Doha in 2018 and 2nd in Eugene in 2022.
Following her victory, Brume has now qualified for her first Diamond League Meet final to be held in Zurich next week.
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The incredible athlete becomes the second Nigerian alongside Tobi Amusan, who has booked a ticket to be part of the Zurich final taking place next week.
Vanguard reports that It has been an eventful year for the two Nigerian athletes starting with the World Athletic Championship, where Amusan won gold, and Brume got the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in August, where both nicked gold in their respective events.
Nigeria could lose the women’s 4x100 gold medal won at CWG
Meanwhile, The gold-winning quartet of Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma, Favour Ofili and Grace Nwokocha might be stripped of their medals.
Reports have it that an unnamed member of Nigeria women’s 4x100m relay gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham failed a doping test.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has reportedly reached out to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria over the development as the confirmation of the B sample is still being awaited.
Deborah Acquah wins bronze medal at CWG
Sports Brief earlier reported that Deborah Acquah finished on the podium of the soon-to-end 2022 Commonwealth Games when she claimed bronze in the women's Long Jump finals.
The Ghanaian long jumper finished behind Ese Brume of Nigeria (7.00m), and Australia's Brooke (6.95m) with a leap of 6.94m.
Her 6.94 metres, which was her personal best, set a new national record that she held prior to the games in Birmingham.