Long jumper Ese Brume has received a brand new wristwatch from Longines, the official sponsors of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, for her feat at the event.
The Delta-born athlete jumped 7.00m in Birmingham, UK to become the first woman to jump that far in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
On Wednesday, August 17, Brume shared a video of herself on Instagram being called up to the podium to collect the watch.
In her usual boisterous nature, the 26-year-old walks up to the stage and gets her designer watch.
Brume captioned the post, “Thanks to @Longines @birminghamcg22,” with Mercy Chinwo’s song ‘Amazing God’ to reflect her mood.
In Birmingham, Brume had a no jump on her first attempt in the final on Sunday, August 7 but bounced back to take the lead in the final and set a new Games record.
Brume secured gold with a jump to spare after her opponents were unable to match her 6.99m, 6.81m, 6.99m, and 6.96m jumps. Her last attempt saw her jump 7.00m.
The previous Games record for the women’s long jump was 6.97m set by Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson on home ground, Melbourne, in 2006.
Brume got the world’s attention 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.
She has arguably been Nigeria’s most consistent track and field athlete since then, winning bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019, and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics among others.
Brume was not the only one who got Longines watch. Her best friend and world champion Tobi Amusan also got hers alongside weightlifters Rafiatu Lawal and Adijat Olarinoye for breaking records at the Games.