BREAKING NEWS: African Games 2023: Brume strikes gold, as Nigeria continues dominance in track, field events

African Games 2023: Brume retains long jump crown, Ochononogor wins bronze

Games 2023: Brume strikes gold, as continues dominance in track, field events


Nigeria's long jump sensation, Ese Brume, on Thursday in Accra, won the gold medal in the 's long jump at the ongoing African Games in .

Brume leapt 6.92 meters in her first attempt to secure her second consecutive African Games gold medal.

It will be recalled that she also won gold at the last edition in Rabat, Morocco, in 2019.

Nigeria's Prestina Ochonogor also claimed bronze in the on Thursday with a jump of 6.62 meters in her international debut, while Koala of Burkina Faso won the silver medal.

In other events on Thursday, Nigeria also dominated the discus final with Obiageri Amaechi and Onyekwere winning gold and silver medals, respectively.

Onyekwere was the defending champion and the African record holder, but she settled for second place with a throw of 58.03 meters, while Nora Monie of took the bronze.

Also, Jemi Francis-Peterson won the silver medal in the women's heptathlon after gathering 5268 points across the seven events. She finished behind Ahouanwanou Odile of Benin Republic.

Team Nigeria remains second behind Egypt on the medals table.

The Games which began on March 8, will end on Saturday in Accra

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