Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume, has won silver in the Women’s Long Jump on the final day of the World’s Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States of America.

The Nigerian athlete barely made it into the finals with her last attempt to book a qualification spot, and placed second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women’s long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of 7.12 metres. Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo jumped 6.89m to take the third place, winning a Bronze.

The silver medal, achieved with a leap of 7.02m, was an improvement for Brume, who had won a bronze medal last time out at the World Championship, in Doha in 2019.

L to T Bronze medalist Leticia Oro Melo from Brazil, Gold medalist Malaika Mihambo of Germany and silver medalist Ese Brume from Nigeria

Nigerians have taken to social media to pour accolades on Brume and other females like Tobi Amusan who won Gold in the women’s 100m Hurdle. Amusan broke the world and olympic records with her time of 12.12 seconds.

The next stop for Brume is the Commonwealth Games, as she will attempt to reclaim the gold she won in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Story: Hilda Katu