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Ese Brume earns Nigeria’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria Information – Nigeria and World Information

Nigeria’s Ese Brume competes within the ladies’s lengthy leap remaining in the course of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. (Picture by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP)

Nigeria has its first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games after Ese Brume, within the early hours of Tuesday, claimed a bronze medal after ending third within the ladies’s lengthy leap occasion.

Brume leapt 6.97 metres along with her very first leap to say bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the USA and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany.

It’s Nigeria’s first observe and subject medal on the Olympics since 2008 when Okagbare gained a silver medal in Beijing. It additionally makes the lengthy leap the primary particular person occasion to offer Nigeria three medals on the Olympics with Chioma Ajunwa’s gold on the Atlanta ‘96 Olympics topping Okagbare’s silver from 2008 and Brume’s bronze.

Brume additionally joins Okagbare and Glory Alozie as the one Nigerians to win particular person medals at each the Worlds and the Olympics.

On Tuesday, on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Brume and Reese swapped high spot a lot of occasions and each regarded set to say gold and silver till Mihambo, along with her final leap, leapt 7.00m so as to add the Olympic title to the world title she gained in Doha two years in the past.

Mihambo began properly, taking the lead on her first try with a leap of 6.83m.

However she was immediately overtaken by Brume with a number one leap of 6.97m which set the usual within the first of six makes an attempt.

Onto the second try and the medal contenders bunched up on the high with Mihambo shifting to inside 2cm of Brume’s 6.97m and Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic in third (6.91m).

USA’s Reese took the highest spot on the third try, in entrance of Brume’s leap of 6.97m by advantage of getting the second-longest effort, however the Nigerian’s second-best leap of 6.88 on her fourth try put her again into the general lead.

Reese’s fourth try of 6.87m meant she trailed Brume by a single centimetre, however the 34-year-old continued to indicate her nice consistency as she moved into the lead on her fifth try with a 6.95m leap.

Into the ultimate spherical and it was a battle between Mihambo, Reese and Brume for the gold medal.

On Mihambo’s final leap, she leapt 7.00m to maneuver from bronze into gold place.

Brume completed realizing she would end in bronze place along with her remaining leap of 6.90m. Reese scored 6.84m to take silver.

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