African record holder Ese Brume punched her ticket to her third consecutive Olympics after leaping to a mark of 6.87m at the Adidas Atlanta City Games to join Ruth Usoro as the second Nigerian Long Jumper to qualify for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

Prior to the competition, Brume hadn’t yet recorded a legal jump outdoors. Her last competition was at the African Games in Accra where she jumped a 6.92m with a tailwind of 3.9m/s to defend her title.

The Olympic Bronze medallist opened with a 6.68m, before sailing through to a Season’s Best (SB) of 6.87m in her third attempt to place 3rd. World Indoor Champion, Tara Davis-Woodhall soared to a World Lead (WL) and outdoor Personal Best (PB) of 7.17m, while Quanesha Burks took 2nd in 6.89m.

World Record (WR) holder Tobi Amusan placed 2nd in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.73s despite a strong headwind of 2.3m/s. The Commonwealth Games Champion posted the fastest time overall in the heats in 12.64s. Former WR holder Kendra Harrison took the win in 12.67s.

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