Ese Brume makes long jump final at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Athlete Ese Brume

Nigeria’s Ese Brume has qualified for the final of the long jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Brume leapt a distance of 6.81m (+0.3) on her second attempt on Friday, August 5 to safely make it to the women’s long jump final which will be held on Sunday, August 7.

The 26-year-old arrived Birmingham with her coach, Kayode Yaya, after winning silver medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, United States.

She made an impressive leap of 7.02m at the World Championships.

Brume is a three-time African senior champion in the long Jump event and holds a personal best of 7.17 m and is also a five-time African junior champion in athletics.

The Delta-born athlete is the African junior and African record holder in the long jump event.

She is also the only athlete to win three consecutive long jump titles at the African Championships in athletics as well as the first African to win two medals in long jump at the World Athletics Championships.

In 2014, she won gold at the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland in long jump after leaping 6.56 m. She was 18 years old at the time.

Brume represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games where she placed fifth in the long jump final with a leap of 6.81m.

Brume won the bronze medals at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha and at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, her compatriot, Tobi Amusan, has also qualified for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Tobi clocked 12.40s (+2.4) to qualify for the final on Sunday.