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Ese Brume bags World Championship long jump silver

By Ifeanyi Ibeh
25 July 2022   |   2:52 am
Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won a silver medal in the women’s long jump at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon. She placed second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women's long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of 7.12 metres…

Bronze medalist Leticia Oro Melo of Team Brazil, gold medalist Malaika Mihambo of Team Germany, and silver medalist Ese Brume of Team Nigeria celebrate after competing in the Women’s Long Jump Final on day ten of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 24, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by AFP)

Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won a silver medal in the women’s long jump at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon.

She placed second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women’s long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of 7.12 metres on Sunday (Monday morning Nigerian time).

The silver medal, achieved with a leap of 7.02m, was an improvement for Brume, who had won a bronze medal last time out at the World Championship.

Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo took bronze with 6.89m.

Mihambo also beat Brume to gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Women’s 100m Hurdles gold medalist Tobi Amusan of Team Nigeria and Women’s Long Jump silver medalist Ese Brume of Team Nigeria celebrate following their events on day ten of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 24, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by AFP)

Brume’s podium finish came just minutes after Tobi Amusan won a maiden World Championship gold for Nigeria in the 100m hurdles.

And the world record holder was on hand to celebrate with her Team Nigeria buddy.

Details later…