By Henry Okonkwo
Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume, has broken Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-year African women’s long jump record in the United States.
At the Chula Vista Field Festival in California, Brume leaped 7.17 meters to break Ajunwa’s record of 7.13m set at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Her new jump record is also the world leader in the long jump women’s event ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She achieved the feat after her sixth attempt, having jumped 6.75m, 6.83m, 6.83m, 6.88m, and 6.83m respectively.