World Indoor Athletics: Brume Ends Nigeria’s 14 years Medal Drought
Ese Brume leapt to a massive PB of 6.85m to win Nigeria’s only medal at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Serbia.
Brume moved from 10th place into 2nd with her 3rd jump of 6.85m in her first competition this year.
Long jump queen, Brume, is Nigeria’s first World Indoor Championship medallist since 2008 when Olusoji Fasuba won Gold 2008.
She claimed silver in the women’s Long Jump with a new Personal Best of 6.85m, behind Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta.
Ivana Vuleta won GOLD with a World Leading (WL) jump of 7.06m.
Competing in her first event, Brume looked a bit rusty with her first attempt, recording an opening mark of 6.22m.
However, she grew into the competition, recording 6.47m on her second attempt before jumping to a PB of 6.85m on her 3rd jump which earned her a spot in the final round.
Also, Ruth Usoro got her first taste of a major championship after missing out on the Tokyo Olympics for Nigeria.
Usoro didn’t disappoint, making the final rounds of the jump and finishing in 8th place with a Season’s Best of 6.69m.
Meanwhile, Brume finally completes the chain of medals; Olympics, World Indoors and Outdoors, African Championships, All African Games and Commonwealth Games.
Chioma Ajunwa was the last Nigerian to win a Long jump world Indoor athletics championship medal (1997).