Over the weekend, Nigeria’s duo of Ese Brume and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi delivered remarkable individual performances in their respective disciplines in Europe.
In preparation for the forthcoming World Athletics Championships billed for Doha, Brume entered for the Turkish Open Trials where she did well to set massive new Personal Bests in the 100m and Long Jump events.
In the sprints on Saturday, she smashed her 100m PB twice – first clocking 11.50s in the semis before impressively lowering her personal record to 11.41s to take the win in the final.
Brume then made it a meet to remember for herself as she soared over the 7m mark for the very first time in her career in the Long Jump, establishing a new Personal Best of 7.05m (0.9).
It is worthy noting she set her previous PB of 6.96m just two weeks ago in same Turkey.
Remarkably, her new 7.05m mark makes her the Long Jump female athlete with the second best wind-legal record in Africa, only behind Chioma Ajunwa’s 7.12m set at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi also did well for himself as he hit 21.26m to finish 2nd in the Shot Put at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in the Polish city of Cetiniewo, meeting the qualification standard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He’s now the 6th Nigerian athlete to secure qualification to the Olympics after Brume Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, Raymond Ekevwo and Tobi Amusan had earlier met the qualification standard of their respective disciplines.