Nigeria’s Ese Brume continued her consistent form in global competition when she claimed the silver medal in the women’s long jump of the World Athletics Championships on the final day of actions.
Brume who qualified for the final with her last leap of 6.82m in qualification, made it too medals in as many World Championships after winning bronze medal in Doha in 2019.
It was also the 26-year-old’s fourth global medal after also winning the bronze medal in the long jump event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which was held last year and a silver medal in the World Indoors Championships held earlier this year.
After a first jump of 6.61m, Brume moved to the second position with her second jump of 6.88m behind Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo who went into the lead with a first-round jump of 6.89m.
The Nigerian athlete took the lead in the third wound with a Season’s Best leap of 7.02m, but was overtaken by defending and Olympics Champion Malaika Mihambo who leaped a distance of 7.06m.
Brume couldn’t regain her lead, with fourth round jump of 6.86m, a no jump in the fifth round and a sixth-round jump of 6.91m.
Mihambo went on to improve her lead with her last jump of 7.12m to claim the gold medal.
Brume’s silver medal came after fellow Nigerian and best friends Tobi Amusan had become the first athlete from the country to win a World Champions gold medal, winning the women’s 100m hurdles in a wind-aided time of 12.06secs, which was the fastest time ever under any condition.
Amusan had earlier broken the World Record in the semi-final, running a time of 12.12secs to qualify for the final.
Brume’s compatriot Ruth Usoro placed 11th in the long jump final with her best jump of 6.52m coming in the second round.