2022 Oregon World Athletics Championships silver medalist Ese Brume will attempt to win her second medal at the Commonwealth Games tomorrow night when the women’s long jump final is held in Birmingham.
Brume, who overcame “serious” illnesses to take the silver medal in Oregon, Eugene, USA, started her campaign on a brilliant note yesterday after recording a jump of 6.81m (+0.3). to automatically qualify for Group B.
In Group A, another Nigerian, Ruth Usoro, scored 6.59m (+1.0), which was enough to earn her one of the non-automatic qualifiers in the final.
In 2014, Brume made headlines in Glasgow, Scotland, where she won the Commonwealth Games gold medal, her first major senior level competition.
But in 2018 she was denied the opportunity to defend her title on Australia’s Gold Coast after the former Executive Board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) removed her from the list of 28 athletes for the Games.
Brume, who will be voted for the gold medal at tomorrow’s closing event, said she has put the mistreatment by the AFN board at the time behind her.
“No hard feelings about what AFN did to me in 2018,” she told The Guardian just before leaving Oregon for the Commonwealth Games. “I have already put everything in God’s hands. We are moving to the next level.”
Few athletes guarantee their country medals like Brume. Since bursting into the limelight in 2013, Brume has won a medal at every major championship she has competed in….
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