Ese Brume sets new Long Jump record at Commonwealth Games, wins 12th Gold

Ese Brume sets new Long Jump record at Commonwealth Games, wins 12th Gold

Ese Brume sets new Long Jump record at Commonwealth Games, wins 12th Gold

Ese Brume sets new Long Jump record at Commonwealth Games, wins 12th Gold: Nigerian Long Jumper Ese Brume has set a new Commonwealth Games record after she jumped a new length of 7.00m to win Nigeria’s 12th Gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in event in Birmingham.

Brume put herself in a leading position for the gold medal after her she broke the Commonwealth Games record with a new record of 6.99m in her fourth attempt.

The 26-year-old broke the Games record again a few minutes later with her last attempt, after a leap of 7.00m to put her way ahead to clinch Nigeria’s last gold of Day 10.

The Nigerian fended off competition from Australia’s Brooke Buschkuehl and Deborah Acquah from Ghana, who both finished in second and third positions with leaps of 6.95m and 6.94m respectively.

At the end of Day 10, Team Nigeria occupies the seventh position on the medals table with 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals.

Brume has been arguably Nigeria’s most consistent athlete over the past four years.

She burst onto the scene by winning gold as an 18-year-old at the 2014 commonwealth games in Glasgow but could not defend her title four years ago in the Gold Coast in Australia.

However, since then, She has been on a consistent run, winning bronze at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019. She followed that up by winning another bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

She took it up a notch higher by winning silver at the World indoors in March before matching the feat on the biggest athletics stage in Eugene, Oregon two weeks ago.

Brume’s heroics came on the same day her friend Tobi Amusan also set a new Games Record in the women’s 100m hurdles.

The Nigerian lined up in the final as favourite for gold and there was no stopping her as she blazed to a new Games Record of 12.30 seconds to retain the title she won four years ago in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Devynne Charlton finished a distant second to win silver for the Bahamas while Cindy Sember whose father is Nigerian won bronze for Great Britain.

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