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Ese Brume claims Nigeria’s 12th gold medal, breaks CWG record

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Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won the women’s long jump at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham.

Brume shattered the Games record twice to become a two-time Commonwealth Games champion in long jump on Sunday evening.

Though she failed in her first attempt with a no jump, the Nigerian set a new record of 6.99m in her second jump.

Minutes later, the 26-year-old went past the Games record with a leap of 7.00m, to win the gold medal.

Brooke Buschkuehl of Australia finished with a leap of 6.95m to place second, while Ghana’s Deborah Acquah came third positions with a leap of 6.94m.

Brume’s win means that Team Nigeria has clinched its 12th gold, surpassing the country’s feat at the 1994 Commonwealth Games with 11 gold medals.

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