Ese Brume Shatters Chioma Ajunwa’s 24-Year Old Record
Ese Brume has just shattered Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-year Long Jump record, leaping an astonishing 7.17m (1.1) at the Chula Vista Festival.
The 7.17m distance is also a world leading jump, African record, and it was good enough for gold.
Chioma Ajunwa jumped an African Record of 7.12m to win an Olympic Gold medal in Atlanta 1996.
She saved the best for the last, leaping that mark on her very last attempt after jumping 6.83m (four times).
Two other women also jumped over 7m in the event: Brittney Reese 2nd with 7.10m and Chantel Malone finishing 3rd with a mark of 7.07m.
Brume came to limelight at the 2012 National Sports Festival hosted by Lagos State when she won Gold medal at the long jump event.
In 2019 she won the bronze medal for Nigeria at the athletics World championship in Doha.
She is a three-time African senior champion in the long Jump.
She is the African junior record holder in the event and also a five-time African junior champion in athletics.
Brume has jumped the farthest 7.17m (1.1) in the world this year in the Long Jump event ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.