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Ese Brume of Nigeria has qualified for the final round of the event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Brume took the final spot in Group B with a 6.76m jump early on Sunday morning. Among the finalists, she had the fourth best overall Jump. Ivana Spanovic, the reigning World Indoor champion, won Group B with a jump of 7.00m. Malaika Mihambo, the current world champion, finished second with a 6.98m leap. Chantel Malone (6.82m) of the British Virgin Islands finished third.
The 25-year-old jumped a distance of 7.17m at the Chule Vista Festival in May, to break Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-year long jump record of 7.12m. She was also the only Nigerian athlete who reached the final of her event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she placed fifth with a leap of 6.81m.
Brume is Nigeria’s sole representative in the jumps in Tokyo since the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit.