Ese Brume on Tuesday morning won Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with a 6.97m leap in the women’s long jump event.
The three-time African senior champion in the long Jump won bronze medal while current world champion, Malaika Mihambo from Germany claimed first position with a 7:00m leap and USA B. Reese came second with silver medal.
Germany’s Malaika Mihambo clinched the gold medal with 7.00m jump while U.S.A’s Brittney Reese clinched the silver medal with 6.97m on count back.
Brume is Nigeria’s sole representative in the jumps in Tokyo since the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit.
Apart from Ajunwa’s gold in 1996 Atlanta, Blessing Okagbare is another Nigerian to have won a medal in the Olympic Long Jump event having won silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.