A happy Ese Brume appreciates the support from the few Nigerians in the stands to cheer her during her event. Photo Credit: Reuters / Aleksandra Szmigiel

African Record holder, Ese Brume will be launching her Long Jump campaign for 2023 as she headlines the event at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix in Gaborone on April 29th.

Brume, Nigeria’s sole representative at the entire meet, will be up against 2022 World Indoor Bronze medalist, Lorraine Ugen, who represents Great Britain and owns a Personal Best (PB) of 7.05m.

The Commonwealth Games Champion started her 2023 season at the 1st ACAN meet in Ijebu Ode, where she clocked a PB of 42.71s in the women’s 300m in January. She then competed at the Texas Relays as part of a 4x100m quartet that ran 44.07s where Ugen was her teammate.

A week later, she was at the Cameron Burrell Alumni Invitational, running 57.31s in the women’s 400m.

Last weekend at the J.Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Meet, Brume recorded a Season’s Best (SB) of 11.72s in the women’s 100m. Ugen was also in attendance, dashing to an SB of 11.98s in the same event.

Brume will be hoping to transit that speed into her main event and probably hit the 7-meter mark.

Other competitors include African Champion Marthe Koala, Maryse Luzolo, Diana Lesti, Esraa Owis, Petra Banhadi-Farkas, Majore Chezda, Bojosi Tshegofatso, and Theetso Neo Kendy.


Gregory Airende is an enthusiastic Sportswriter and Analyst who has an in-depth knowledge of various sports like Athletics, Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics. His work experience include being a content writer at The Athletic Heat, to a Football Analyst at Sportskeeda and now a Junior Sportswriter at Making of Champions.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here