In an unexpected turn of events, Nigeria’s medal hopeful in the women’s Long Jump event, Ese Brume, concluded her competition outside the medal range, securing the 4th position after her final jump.
Brume, who clinched a Bronze medal in the same event at the previous year’s championship in Oregon, faced a challenging day as her performance fell short of securing her a spot on the podium.
Nigeria’s struggles at the World Championships in Budapest continued, as several other athletes exited their respective events.
Ushoritse Itshekiri, Nigeria’s fastest male sprinter, and compatriot Seye Ogunlewe were unable to advance beyond their 100m semifinal races.
Ogunlewe completed his semifinal race in the 5th position, clocking a time of 10.12 seconds, while Itsehekiri finished 8th in his semifinal, completing the distance in 10.19 seconds.
Nigeria’s most notable achievement in the men’s 100m event was accomplished by Olusoji Fasuba in 2007.
In anticipation of better outcomes, attention now turns to Tobi Amusan, the reigning Women’s 100 meters Hurdles champion, who will embark on her title defense in the coming days.
Amusan, who faced a suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit over alleged violations of out-of-competition testing, received a favorable ruling from the Disciplinary Committee of World Athletics. The committee reviewed her appeal and subsequently cleared her of any wrongdoing. All eyes are on Amusan as she prepares to showcase her prowess on the track in the Women’s 100 meters Hurdles event.