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#2022 CWG: Brume Reclaims Long Jump Gold In Record-Breaking Fashion

#2022 CWG: Brume Reclaims Long Jump Gold In Record-Breaking Fashion

African long jump record holder Ese Brume reclaimed the Commonwealth Games long jump title in record-breaking fashion Sunday evening at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The Nigerian, 26, who first won the title in 2014 as an U20 athlete was absent in the Gold Coast, Australia four years ago to defend her title.

With a World Athletics Championships silver last month in Oregon, USA, Brume returned to the Commonwealth Games stage with just one thing on her mind: to reclaim her title and she did it by breaking the 6.97m Games record held by Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson twice.

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Brume began her journey to the top of the podium with a foul but returned with a big bang in the second, a huge 6.99m to set a new Games record.

She equalled her Games record in the fourth round again after jumping 6.81m in the third before finally putting the icing on her cake with Games’ first ever 7m jump.

The World Athletics Championships indoor and outdoor silver medalist hit the 7m mark to set her second Games record of the night and become the second Nigerian track and field athlete in Commonwealth Games history to win gold medal at two editions of the Games.

She is also the third Nigerian track and field athlete to win at least two gold medals at the Games after Blessing Okagbare (100m and 200m in 2014) and Tobi Amusan (100m hurdles, 2018 and 2022 and 4x100m in 2022).

Brume is the second Nigerian woman to win the long jump gold medal after Modupe Oshikoya first won it in 1974 to become the first Nigerian woman to win the gold medal at the Games.

By Dare Esan in Birmingham

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    This marks the best Commonwealth year in Nigeria History and all the efforts of the Athletes and their respective coaches and not the government. Nigerians salutes this great Athletes.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      *All to the efforts of the athletes and their coaches and not government or complete sports.

      • Tosin 1 year ago

        Complete Sports is a privately owned company and has no access to public fund. The founder of Complete Sports was never a politician and has never benefited from any political party.
        By the grace of God the company is owned and managed of Nigerians by Nigerians for Nigerians.

  • Edoman 1 year ago

    Wow!!!! wow. These Nigerians are setting the Games on fire. These are the times where Nigerians are proud to identify and associate themselves to be called Nigerians or Niaja but not Omo9ja. Ha ha.

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    Shame on the sports ministry and Nigerian govt. They had absolutely no hand in the development these athletes.Thanks rather to the US system that provided the facilities that contributed the the growth of these athletes..

    • Tony 1 year ago

      How do you know that the Sports Ministry and the Government has no hand in the Success recorded by team Nigeria at 2022 Commonwealth Games? The Athletes deserve all the accolades and so does the Sport ministry and the support of the Nigerian government.
      Lets appreciate our government when they do the rigjt thing- not negative criticism all the time, to encourage them to do more.

      Congrats to Ese Brume, Tobi Amusam for their record breaking Gold medal win today and the Women’s 4x100m Gold winning quartet today and indeed the entire team Nigeria- atheletes, Coaches, Organisers and support team for a wonderful outing at this year’s CG.

      • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

        Most of these girls are in US schools and are on scholarship for their talents which exposed them to world class trainers and world class facilities. What training programs do we have in Nigeria for upcoming athletes apart from trials when competitions are approaching and the national sports festival. There are so many talents in Nigeria and if the govt did the right thing we would be rubbing shoulders with the Jamaicans or Americans….The Nigerian govt might have helped with tickets and logistics and that is it and you must be bunkers if you think you can tell me not to criticize the Nigerian govt and sports ministry.

  • ayodele 1 year ago

    how good it would have been if the female basketball team have opportunity to pu icing on the cake with their own sure heroic performance but what rigthly belong to them was taking away by nigerian administrator himself.really a sad event that will hunt him and his children and children childrens forever except he begs for forgivness from God and the offended Dtigress players.God bless our female athletes for this good performances that comes out of unrelenting determination to succeed in life not because the administrators did anything special to aid their successes,pure and simple.

  • Papafem 1 year ago

    Nigerian men were whack in this competition.. ah!!!

    • onwajunior 1 year ago

      Hahaha… Did u see their races? It was as if they were running backwards. At about 30m to finish line, when other athletes are reaching their maximum speed, naija guys are gasping for air… Lol

  • Coache 1 year ago

    Complete Sports has tried oooo. There is no govt enterprise that has been consistently consistent and not closed shop with all the funding FOR LOOTING they get YEAR-IN-YEAR OUT. Big ups CSN