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JUST IN: Ese Brume wins gold in long jump, breaks C’Wealth Games record

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Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume has clinched the gold medal in the women’s long jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Brume, who leaped 7.00m to set a new record at the Games, added yet another gold to Team Nigeria, making it 12 gold medal.

The 26-year-old African long jump record holder had won gold in the event in the 2014 edition but was absent in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.

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Brume returned to seal a 7.00m leap to beat the 6.97m Games record held by Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson.

Brume becomes 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).

She also becomes the second Nigerian woman to win the long jump gold medal in the Commonwealth Games after Modupe Oshikoya first won it in 1974 to become the first Nigerian woman to win the gold medal at the Games.

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