My contest in Douala was pretty competitive – Ese Brume

 Newly crowned African women’s long jump queen, Nigeria’s Ese Brume, says her journey to winning the gold medal at the ongoing 23rd African Senior Athletics championships in Douala, Cameroon was tough.

 “I’m excited winning the gold medal here, but It was pretty competitive irrespective of the distance,” ever-smiling Brume told AFN media on Tuesday. “But I am glad I was able to get the gold.”

The 28 year old, Delta State-born athlete, jumped 6.73m to capture the gold medal on Monday evening to increase Nigeria’s gold medal tally at the championship to three, before the women’s 4x100m relay grabbed one more.

Becoming the only athlete to win four Long Jump titles, three consecutive at the African Championships, as well as the first African to win two Long Jump medals at the World Athletics Championships

The 1.67m tall athlete, holds a personal best of 7.17m. Brume currently holds the commonwealth games record, African junior record and African record in the event.

On Tuesday, at the team’s base, Noubou hotel in Douala, the five-time African junior champion in athletics, confirmed she would be joining Team Nigeria for the Olympic camp in Germany, alongside her coach Yahaya Kayode.

“I will continue to work with my coach to ensure I make a better performance at the Olympics Games.”

In 2022, the Olympic bronze medalist, became the first African woman in history to jump four legal marks over 7.00m.

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