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Read what Nigerians are saying after long jumper Ese Brume didn’t make podium in Rio

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Nigeria’s sports fans had their hopes very high when long jumper, Ese Brume qualified for the Rio Olympics long jump finals.

Though the 20-year-old did not jump the automatic qualification mark of 6.75m, she was able to qualify after she finished 3rd in Group B with her best distance of 6.67m during her second attempt.

Rio 2016 Olympic games is the 2016 African Championships gold medalist’s second appearance in a major final outside the continent since she won at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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The long jumper got a lot of love from Nigerians even though she placed 5th in the finals with a jump of 6.81m, out doing her personal best of 6.68m in the process.

Tianna Bartoletta won the gold in the event with a jump of 7.17m, Brittney Reese won the silver with 7.15m while Spanovic won bronze with 7.08m.

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Here are some of the reactions she got:

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