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Ese Brume clinches women’s long jump gold at African Games


Nigeria’s athletic star, Ese Brume, soared to victory on Thursday at the ongoing African Games in Ghana, securing the gold medal in the women’s long jump event.

Brume exhibited her prowess with a remarkable leap of 6.92 meters in her initial attempt, marking her second consecutive gold medal at the African Games. She previously clinched the top spot at the 2019 edition held in Rabat, Morocco.

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Joining Brume in the medal tally, Prestina Ochonogor claimed the bronze medal in her international debut, achieving a commendable jump of 6.62 meters. Koala Jasmine of Burkina Faso clinched the silver medal.

In parallel events, Nigeria showcased dominance in the discus throw, with Obiageri Amaechi and Chioma Onyekwere seizing the gold and silver medals, respectively. Despite being the defending champion and African record holder, Onyekwere settled for second place with a throw of 58.03 meters, while Nora Monie of Cameroon secured the bronze.

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Moreover, Jemi Francis-Peterson earned the silver medal in the women’s heptathlon, amassing a total of 5268 points across the seven events. She trailed behind Ahouanwanou Odile of Benin Republic.

Currently, Team Nigeria holds the second position on the medals table, trailing behind Egypt.

The African Games commenced on March 8 and are scheduled to conclude on Saturday in Accra.

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