Ese Brume Reclaims Gold In Long Jump At CMG
Brume also broke the games record set by Bronwyn Thompson (6.97m) with her 6.99m jump at the Alexander Stadium on Sunday evening, August 7, 2022.
The Nigerian athlete, who also won the Commonwealth Games long jump in 2014, failed in her first attempt with a no jump.
But she bounced back to take the lead in the second attempt which saw her jump to the new games record of 6.99m. Her fifth and final attempt also saw her go past the new games record with 7.00m.
She defeated Brooke Buschkuehl of Australia, who jumped 6.95 metres to come second, while Ghana’s Deborah Acquah came third.
Brume’s place on the podium is Nigeria’s 12th gold medal of the games. Nigeria also surpassed its 1994 gold medal haul which stood at 11.
Nigeria has now secured 35 medals — 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze.
KanyiDaily recalls that Tobi Amusan ais defended her 100-meter hurdle title by winning gold at the Commonwealth ongoing games in Birmingham.