ESE BRUME WINS NIGERIA’S ONLY MEDAL AT THE 2019 WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Nigeria’s wait for a first IAAF World Athletics Championships medal since 2013 ended on the last day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships taking place in Doha as Long Jumper Ese Brume claimed Bronze in the final of the event.
Brume, the African and Commonwealth Games Champion, qualified for the final with the second-best jump in the qualifiers.
Going in the final, Brume laid down a marker with a brilliant 6.83m opener to move into the top position. She followed it up with an impressive 6.91s jump, before going in to register marks of 6.90, 6.87, 6.84, 6.45 in her remaining attempts.
When Brume thought she had taking Silver, after European Champion Malaika Mihambo sailed out to an impressive 7.30m, Ukraine’s Maryna Romanchuk jumped 6.92m on her 5th attempt to move into 2nd place, leaving Brume to settle for the Bronze.
Elsewhere, sprint-hurdler Tobi Amusan narrowly missed out on a medal in the final of the women’s 100m Hurdle, as she finished 4th in 12.49s. US Nia Ali won in a new PB of 12.34s.