Ese Brume, a long jumper from Nigeria, set a season’s best of 6.84 meters, but it was insufficient to place her on the podium at the current World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, according to The PUNCH.Ivana Vuleta of Serbia won the competition with a world record jump of 7.14 meters.
Tara Davis-Woodhall of the United States came in second with a mark of 6.91 meters, and Alina Rotaru-Kottmann of Romania took third place with a mark of 6.88 meters.
After waiting until the very end to eliminate Brume from medal contention, Rotaru-Kottmann leaped 6.88 meters, 4 centimeters longer than Brume, to take 4th place and win the bronze.
To be in the running for a medal, Brume clocked an amazing 6.80 meters in her first effort and improved it to 6.84 meters in her second attempt.
However, in her third, fourth, fifth, and sixth attempts, she recorded 6.84 meters, 6.53 meters, 6.70 meters, and 6.59 meters, respectively.
Since 2018, this year’s competition marks Brume’s only major championship loss without a medal for Nigeria. She finished in fourth place this time around.
One of the best athletes in the nation for the past ten years, Brume upgraded his bronze medal from the 2019 World Championships to a silver in Oregon last year.She also holds four African crowns, two Commonwealth Games gold medals, and an Olympic bronze from Tokyo.
Up until the final, she had a season best of 6.81m.After Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who won gold in the Olympics in Tokyo in both 2019 and 2022, was absent, Vuleta emerged victorious in the women’s long jump.
Rosemary Chukwuma, the lone competitor from Nigeria in the women’s 100 meters, hopes to advance to the event’s star-studded semi-final on Monday (today) after earning a non-automatic qualifying spot with a time of 11.24 seconds in the heats.
Chukwuma faced up against Shericka Jackson of Jamaica in the fourth heat; Jackson finished in 11.06 seconds, and Chukwuma placed fourth.On Monday, the first semi-final will begin in lane 9 at 7:05 p.m.
Nigerian time.Similar to Chukwuma, Ezekiel Nathaniel will also participate in the men’s 400-meter hurdles semi-final on Monday (today) after earning one of the automatic qualifying slots.
He finished fourth with a season-best time of 48.47 seconds, falling just 0.05 seconds shy of his personal best of 48.42 seconds established the previous year.Throughout the entire heats, that time ranked as the sixth quickest.