Ese Brume born on 20 January 1996 in Ughelli, Delta state Nigeria, is a Nigerian long jumper She holds a personal best of 6.68 m (21 ft 103⁄4 in) and is the African junior record holder in the event. She attended Delta State University. Brume was discovered and nurtured by one of Nigeria’s long jump coaches, Kayode Yaya. She is one of five siblings, two boys, and three girls. Both her parents are teachers.
Ese Brume is currently a student of Eastern Mediterranean University, a public university in Northern Cyprus. She comes from a family of sportspeople. Her younger brother, Okeoghene Godson Brume broke the African under-18 100-meter record with 10.13 seconds in 2021. Ese Brume’s younger sister, Karo Brume competes in the sprints as well. She recently got an athletic scholarship to study Public Health at the University of Texas, El Paso.
In 2013, she made her debut at the African Junior Athletics Championships in Bambous, Mauritius where she was one of the most successful athletes in the tournament, having won the long jump title, took silver in the triple jump, and was part of Nigeria’s winning 4×100 meters relay team. She also placed fourth individually in the 100 meters. Brume was the gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She won three medals at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships and represented Nigeria at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in 2014.
She is the African junior record holder in the event and also a five-time African junior champion in athletics. Asides from jumping, Ese Brume is also a sprinter. She was part of Nigeria’s winning 4×100 meters relay team at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships. She became an Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when she came 3rd at the long jump competition with a time of 6.97m.
Brume has been shortlisted as a nominee in the StarQt Award in the Africa Sportswoman of the Year category. She is the only Nigerian athlete nominated in any category. The event was held in October in Johannesburg.
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