Nigeria’s long jump queen, Ese Brume has put behind her disappointing performance at the just concluded 2023 World Championships to return to a podium finish.
In her first competition following the World Championships, Ese Brume showcased her resilience by bouncing back and securing a top-three position at the Xiamen Diamond League.
The Nigerian long jump queen delivered an impressive leap of 6.71m, earning her a well-deserved third place in the women’s long jump event. She finished behind the world champion, Ivana Vuleta, with a jump of 6.88m, and Burkina Faso’s Marthe Koala, who achieved a distance of 6.77m.
Brume’s performance not only serves as a significant confidence boost but also marks a remarkable improvement from her recent fourth-place finish in Budapest.
Despite narrowly missing out on making history as Nigeria’s first three-time consecutive medalist in World Championships history, Brume’s determination and talent have propelled her back into the spotlight.
This outstanding achievement has also qualified Brume for the final leg of the Diamond League series in Oregon. With her sights set on victory, she aims to bring home Nigeria’s first-ever Diamond League trophy in the field events.