Brume has gained Nigeria’s lone athletic medals within the final three main worldwide tournaments
From profitable a bronze medal on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Ese Brume went one higher by getting a silver medal on the just-concluded World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
Brume’s third leap of 6.85m obtained her the silver behind Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta whose 7.06m leap took the gold medal.
Lorraine Ugen, representing Britain, took the bronze with a leap of 6.78m forward of American Tiffany Flynn who additionally had a finest leap of 6.78m.
Brume gained one in every of solely two medals gained on the Olympic Video games and he or she continued that pattern by profitable Nigeria’s first medal on the Indoor Championships since 2008.
She additionally joined an elite group of Nigerian athletes who gained medals at each the indoors and outside World Athletic Championships and in addition an Olympic medal.
The opposite two athletes on this choose group are the late Sunday Dangerous and 110m hurdler Glory Alozie. Brume has taken it upon herself to assist break Nigeria’s barren spells in world tournaments.
Nigeria went with no medal on the World Athletics Championships for six years earlier than she gained a bronze medal within the Lengthy Soar occasion in 2019. Going into final yr’s Olympics, Nigeria had gone with no medal in athletics for 13 years, she got here to the rescue after which to this yr’s World Athletics Indoor Championship the place she broke a 14-year dry spell.
And it was a fantastic feat seeing it was Brume’s first competitors in 2022. Brume’s compatriot, Ruth Usoro, completed within the eighth place with a season’s finest leap of 6.69m.
Ethiopia completed in first place with 4 gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.
The U.S. got here in second with three gold, seven silver, and 9 bronze medals whereas Belgium took third place with two gold medals.
Nigeria got here in twenty fifth with Brume’s silver medal.