Ese Brume helps sixth-place Team Nigeria record best ever outing at Commonwealth Games in 72 years

Written by on August 8, 2022

Long jumper Ese Brume on Sunday helped sixth-place Team Nigeria record their best ever outing at the Commonwealth Games in 72 years, after her record-breaking leap of 7.00 meters at the ongoing edition of the Games in Birmingham on Sunday.

On course to winning the country’s 12th gold medal of the event, Brume achieved it in style, breaking the Commonwealth Games record in the women’s long jump twice, on the way to her golden performance.

Her effort ensured Team Nigeria had 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals, erasing their previous best performance at the Games in 1994 in Victoria when the country won 11 gold 13 silver and 13 bronze in Victoria, Canada.

After amassing an impressive 14 medals on Saturday, taking their medal haul to nine gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals, for a total of 30 medals on Day 9, the athletes then stepped up their performance for the historic outing at the Games.

Prior to Sunday’s outings, the team medal haul placed them in joint-third with the squad that amassed the same number of medals – 11 gold, eight silver and 14 bronze – at the 2010 edition in Delhi. Nigeria’s second best outing – 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals – was at the Glasgow edition of the Games in 2014.

Oluwaseun Fakorede                               

 


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