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Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan, Other Team Nigeria Stars In Top Form Ahead of the Worlds in Budapest

June, 4 2023.

Olympic Bronze medalist, Ese Brume swept to another win in the women's long Jump at the Orlen Janusz Kusocinki Memorial, in Chorzów, Poland by leaping to a Season's Best (SB) jump of 6.81 metres (0.1).


Brume who reached the mark on her final attempt, saw off Quanesha Burks of the USA who jumped 6.77 meters, whilst Agate De Sousa of Sao Tome & Principe jumped 6.76m to clinch 3rd spot.


In a related development, Nigeria's world champion and world record holder in women's 100 meters hurdles, Tobi Amusan bounced back to winning ways, by seeing off a quality field at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica at the weekend.


Amusan clocked a new Season's Best (SB) time of 12.57 Secs (-0.4) for the win, ahead of American

Tia Jones who was 2nd in 12.72 Secs, while Megan Tapper of Jamaica placed 3rd with a time of 12.80 Secs. And there was a new Nigeria national record set in men's 800 meters by Edose Ibadin, who competed at the Music City Track Carnival in Nashville, USA.


Ibadin erased his own previous record, while running his fastest time in 3 years, and clocked 1:45.49 for a Season's Best (SB); to place 3rd, ckdmedia.ng reports.


Ghana's Alex Amankwah won the race in 1:45.12; while Brandon Miller of the USA was 2nd in 1:45.30.

Elsewhere in Africa, Ivorian Joseé Ta Lou proved his rating as Africa's fastest woman by winning the women's 100 meters sprint at the OrlenJanusz Kusocinki Memorial, in Chorzów, Poland, in a time of 10.82 Secs (0.0)!


Ta Lou who had 48 hours earlier, raced in the Italian city of Florence, dominated the race ahead of Ewa Swoboda of Poland who ran 11.07 Secs and a PB of 11.03 Secs in the prelims.

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