Three-time Africa Championship Gold medalist Ese Brume was in scintillating form at the Turkish trials on Saturday, August 3rd, as she sailed to a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.05m to win the women’s Long Jump.
Brume, who less than two weeks ago erased her previous PB of 6.83m which she set in Jamaica last year to a new mark of 6.96 in Erzurum, Turkey, put together a good series of Jump at the meet, breaking the 7m barrier in the process.
After leaping to a distance of 6.91 and 7.03, Brume registered her best jump in the final round where she set a new mark of 7.05m. This is the second farthest jump by an African, behind Chioma Ajunwa’s African Record of 7.12m.
At the same trials, Brume went on to clock a new PB of 11.41m in the 100m.
Meanwhile, at the Kamila Skolimova Memorial in Centimiewo, Commonwealth Games Silver medalist, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi launched an impressive 21.26m throw to place second in the men’s Shot Put. Polish thrower, Michal Haratyk won the event in a Polish Record of 22.32m.