Nigerian athlete Ese Brume wins bronze in the long jump event of 2019 IAAF

Ese Brume wins Nigeria's only medal at 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships  (MUSTAFA ABUMUNES/AFP via Getty Images)

Brume is the only Nigerian athlete that won a medal at the championships.

Brume jumped a distance of 6.91m, her second-longest career jump to take home the bronze medal. She did well to finish behind pre-championship favourite Malaika Mihambo from German who leapt a distance of 7.30m and United States’s Kenyattia Hackworth who jumped a distance of 6.92m.

Brume started well with a leap of 6.38m in her opening jump which put her in the gold medal position after two rounds of jumps. 

Mihambo at this point looked to be crashing out but she made a stunning comeback leaping a distance of 7.30m in the third round. 

The incredible leap put the German in the lead while Hackworth jumped a centimetre better than Brume to put the Nigerian in the third position. 

The 23-year-old is the only Nigerian athlete to win a medal at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships. 

She is also the second Nigerian woman to win a long jump medal at the IAAF flagship event after Blessing Okagbare who won in 2013 and the third to reach the final the World Championships after Okagbare and Chioma Ajunwa

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