Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria's Ese Brume has Made it to the Finals


Nigerian Ese Brume qualified for the final stage of the event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Brume finished fourth in Group B with a 6.76m leap and earned the final spot early on Sunday morning. She had the fourth greatest overall Jump among the finalists.

Ivana Spanovic, the reigning World Indoor champion, won Group B with a leap of 7.00m.

Malaika Mihambo, the current world champion, came in second with a 6.98m leap. Chantel Malone (6.82m) of the British Virgin Islands came in third. 

The 25-year-old broke Chioma Ajunwa's 25-year long jump record of 7.12m by jumping 7.17m at the Chule Vista Festival in May.

She was also the only Nigerian in the final of her event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she placed fifth with a leap of 6.81m.

Brume is Nigeria's lone representative in the jumps at Tokyo after the Athletics Integrity Unit banned Ruth Usoro.

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