She won a silver medal in Oregon, improving on her bronze medal from Doha in 2019.
The Olympic bronze medalist jumped 7.02m to finish second to Germany’s Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who jumped 7.12m, and bronze to Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo, who jumped 6.89m.
Team Nigeria left the competition with two medals after Brume’s feat and hurdler Tobi Amusan’s record-breaking sprint, which saw her win gold and become Nigeria’s first ever world champion and world record holder.
Fans on social media celebrated, after the 26-year-old made the leap that earned Nigeria its second medal of the championships.
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“Tobi Amusan set a world record and won the gold medal, while Ese Brume won the silver medal, and both brought home two medals for Nigeria from the World Athletics Championship. This is the ambition I like to see in Nigerians! Congratulations to Team Nigeria!” Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro hailed both Amusan and Brume
Peter Obi, a presidential candidate wrote, “Following Tobi Amusan’s record-breaking gold, Ese Brume grabs silver in the long jump event at the WAC in Oregon, USA. We’re a great country blessed with talents ready to rule the world. Appropriate leadership is the key. Congratulations, dear Ese – PO.”
, “Congratulations to our own Ese Brume for winning a silver medal in the Women Long Jump at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Here is wishing the entire Team Nigeria the very best at the championship.” Bola Tinubu, a presidential candidate stated in his post