Nigerian athletes get IOC scholarship ahead of Japan 2020 Olympics
The journey to the Japan 2020 Olympics has begun for 11 Nigerian athletes as they have been captured in the latest International Olympic Committee (IOC) scholarship scheme. The list is headlined by fast rising 100 metres hurdler and reigning Commonwealth gold medallist, Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan and Portugal-based table tennis star, Aruna Quadri. The deal brokered…
After a splendid 2018 season, Brume sets eyes on world stage
Reigning African long jump champion, Ese Brume, hopes she will be ‘better’ equipped in 2019 to deal with the challenges on the track, particularly the World Athletics Championship holding in Doha. Brume, who set a new championship record in the women’s long jump at the recently concluded 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja, is back…
AFN denies alleged unfair treatment of Oduduru, Brume, others
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it did not in anyway shortchange the athletes, both local and foreign-based, who flew the nation’s flag at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018.
Nigeria has not been fair to me, Ese Brume laments
Commonwealth and African gold medallist in the women’s long jump, Ese Brume is sad over what she describes as ‘unfair’ treatment to her by the country. Brume, who won a gold medal for Team Nigeria at the recently concluded Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, says she was being pushed to the wall by administrators…
‘I am happy to write my name in gold on home soil’
Since she broke into the senior national team in 2014, long jumper, Ese Brume has maintained a steady rise on the track. The long jump sensation was almost the sole reason many Nigerians followed athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, after all the ‘big names’ failed to live up to expectation. Though…
Asaba 2018: Great spectatorship, poor facilities
Before now, many Nigerians were of the opinion that the city of Kano has the highest number of sports followers in the country. But that perception may have changed...
Ese Brume grabs long jump gold, Nigeria also wins 4x100 women’s relay, discuss
True to her pre-championship boast, Africa and Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the women’s long jump, Ese Brume yesterday grabbed a gold medal to increase...
Brume promises better outing at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
One of Nigeria’s athletes to the just-concluded 2017 World IAAF Championships in London, long jumper, Ese Brume says she would use the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia to make up for her not-too- impressive outing at the competition.
Okagbare sails into long jump final, Brume crashes out
The Nigerian’s 6.51m mark is the lowest qualifying mark by a Nigerian in the history of the championships, falling behind the 6.68m Christy Opara-Thompson jumped to qualify for the final of the event in 1991 in Tokyo, Japan.