Ese Brume, who won gold in the women’s long jump competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, emphasized that Team Nigeria’s women’s performance on the penultimate day of the Games will encourage girls in the nation to take up sport.
A day after Tobi Amusan won the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles, the 26-year-old Delta State native Brume reclaimed her long jump crown before inspiring Team Nigeria’s women’s 4×100-meter relay to victory, 28 years after such an accomplishment in Victoria, Canada.
Nigeria now has 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze medals from the Games. Placing them in seventh place overall and making them the best performers from Africa in Birmingham. The gold medal haul is the highest at a single Commonwealth Games for Team Nigeria, representing its best performance ever.
“I know this will be an inspiration for them”
She added: “Of course, when you see someone you look up to doing well, you want to definitely be like them. So this is going to motivate and inspire them.”
“I hope it works.”