Ese Brume became the first Nigerian to win a World Championships since Blessing Okagbare in 2013!

It was all smiles at the end of the day for Nigeria at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, as the country ended the games on the medals table for the first time since 2013 after Ese Brume clinched Bronze in the women’s Long Jump.

Brume, the African Games and Commonwealth Games Champion, qualified for the final with the second-best jump in the qualifiers.

Under the weight of expectation to win her first world championship medal, Brume delivered when it matter most, as her second round 6.91m effort brought home the Bronze for her and Nigeria’s first World Championship medal in 6 years.

Elsewhere, Tobi Amusan came agonizingly close to winning her first global outdoor medal, as she finished just 0.02s out of the medals after posting 12.49s in the final of the women’s 100m Hurdles.

However, Amusan will take solace in the fact that she equaled her Personal Best (PB) of 12.48s when she won her semis earlier in the day.




There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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