African Record holder in the women’s Long Jump Ese Brume demonstrated her preparedness for the forthcoming World Championships and Commonwealth Games by soaring to her farthest distance on home soil, a mark of 6.89m to win her fifth GOLD medal of the Nigerian Championships.

Brume, who came with a Season’s Best (SB) of 7.08m, previously won the National title in 2014 (6.68m), 2016 (6.45m), 2017 (6.40m) and 2021 (6.64m). Just like last year, she was followed by Ruth Usoro who claimed Silver with 6.53m. Usoro set a new Personal Best (PB) of 6.78m last month and won her first national title (in the Triple Jump) two days ago.

The men’s Triple Jump was won by Chidozie Kalu who bettered his PB marginally, leaping to GOLD with a distance of 16.07m as Blessing Oluwayemi and Abiola Olajide settled for 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Yemi Olus is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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