Nigeria’s long wait for a medal at the 17th IAAF World Championships has finally ended with Ese Brume winning the bronze medal in the Women’s Long Jump event.
Brume made it to the podium having leapt to a distance of 6.91m
Malaika Mihambo jumped a massive Personal Best and world leading distance of 7.30m to win the gold while Ukraine’s Maryna Romanchuk jumped 6.92m to deny Brume the silver medal.
Brume, who is the reigning African Long Jump champion, was leading after the first two jumps before she was overtaken for the first two places.
Ese has thus followed in the footsteps of Blessing Okagbare who won a silver medal six years ago during the 14th edition of the World Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Brume is the first athlete in six years to win a medal for Nigeria at the World Championships.