Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume: What They Earned in 2023 Diamond League Season

Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume: What They Earned in 2023 Diamond League Season

Raphael Abiola
September 18, 2023 at 1:11 PM
  • Ese Brume and Tobi Amusan each had an outstanding 2023 athletics season
  • The Nigerian stars performed well in the Diamond League, including the final
  • Brume and Amusan won tens of thousands of dollars for their performances

The 2023 Diamond League is over, with some of the world's top athletes earning their plaudits for stellar performances.

The Nigerian duo of Ese Brume and Tobi Amusan were familiar faces in this year's event, taking part in several meets, as well as the final - the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

The latter needed to bounce back from a disappointing World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary and eventually silenced her critics with her performance in the USA.

Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume in action during the 2023 Diamond League meetings.
Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume both won big during the 2023 Diamond League season. Photo: Artur Widak/ Lu Lin.
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Excellent athletics season for Amusan

Amusan started her Diamond League season in Lausanne on June 30 with a second-place finish behind Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.

Her first-ever Diamond League win came in Stockholm on July 2. She beat Sarah Lavin and Pia Skrzyszowska.

She took part in the Silesia Diamond League in Poland and overcame a slow start to claim victory in the 100m hurdles event with 12.34s ahead of the USA duo of Kendra Harrison and Nia Ali.

Amusan was underwhelming at the World Championships in Budapest. Many expected her to at least get to the podium, but her issues before the tournament took a toll and she ended sixth.

In the Diamond League final on September 17, the Nigerian athlete emerged as the winner, ahead of Camacho-Quinn and Keni Harrison.

According to the official Diamond League website, every series winner gets $10,000, second place gets $6,000, and third place gets $3,500.

The winner in the Diamond League final gets $30,000, second place gets $12,000, and third place gets $7,000.

After participating in three meets, the Nigerian athlete made a total of $56,000. In Nigerian naira, she took home a total of 44,205,840 (1 USD=789.39NGN).

Brume's performance at Diamond League

Brume had a shaky start to the Diamond League season as she came fourth in her first event at the Firenze meet in Italy. She followed that with a fifth-place finish in Stockholm, Sweden.

She had her worst performance in Monaco to finish eighth in the standings. Conversely, her best performance before the final came in Xiamen, China, where she came third behind Ivana Vuleta and Marthe Koala.

In the final, Brume did her personal season best and was second behind Serbia's Vuleta. Therefore, she won a total of $19,250. When converted to Nigerian Naira, it is 15,195,757.50.

Amusan makes history with Diamond League trophy

Sports Brief also reported on Amusan making history yet again as she emerged the winner of the Diamond League trophy in Oregon.

The Nigerian star won her first event title in 2021 in 12.42 seconds and defended the title in 2022 with 12.29 seconds in Zurich.

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