April 15, 2024
Ese Brume Makes Diamond League History In China
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Ese Brume Makes Diamond League History In China

Ese Brume is the first Nigerian field athlete to qualify for the final of the Diamond League – athletics’ premier one-day series.

She achieved the feat by jumping 6.71m at the 12th of the 14 leg league’s meetings in Xiamen, China.

The long jumper’s leap was enough to ensure a third place finish behind reigning world indoor and outdoor champion, Ivan Vuleta of Serbia, who set a 6.88m record.

Burkina Faso’s Marthe Koala jumped 6.79m, eight centimetres farther than Brume.

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For the first time, Nigeria will now have two athletes at the final of the Diamond League the same year.

Sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan made history in 2021 when she became the first Nigerian to win a Diamond League trophy. 

This year, she will be gunning to become the second woman after Dawn Harper-Nelson to win a hat-trick of Diamond League titles in the 100m hurdles.

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