Ese Brume made history on Day 4 of Athletics at the African Games in Accra, Ghana, by becoming the second woman after Modupe Oshikoya to successfully to defend an African Games title in the Long Jump, extending her winning streak on the Continental scene to eight years, starting from her triumph at the African Championships in Durban in 2016!

Brume came in as the favourite and she delivered, leading from her first attempt until the very last which she actually passed after discovering the title was hers.

The African Record holder’s first attempt of 6.92m secured the GOLD although her second attempt of 6.84m would have also been enough to secure the title as her closest competitor, Marthe Koala of Burkina Faso registered a jump of 6.81m to claim the Silver.

Compatriot Prestina Ochonogor got the Bronze medal with a new Personal Best (PB) of 6.67m, slightly edging fellow country woman, Ruth Usoro who won the Triple Jump some days ago to a 4th place finish in 6.62m.

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.


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