The 2014 Commonwealth gold medalist, Ese Brume, has joined the list of Nigerian athletes to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
According to Premium Times, Brume on Monday in the women’s Long Jump event at the ongoing Golden League Meet in Akure leapt a distance of 6.83m to seal her place in Rio.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria had set a qualifying distance of 6.70m for the country’s female long jumpers.
The new mark by Brume is her career best and she says she is keen to make sure it is not a flash in the pan.
Finally back in her strides after a huge setback owing to injury Brume can now look forward to a rewarding 2016.
Brume was one of Nigeria’s celebrated stars in 2014, winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before beating all contenders to grab the top spot at the African Senior Athletics Championship in Morocco.
Before then, she won three medals at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships.