Ese Brume expectedly lived up to expectations and proved she is a big occasion athlete after leaping 6.72m to qualify for her third straight World Championships long jump final.
Twice medalist in the event in the last two editions of the Championships, the 27-year-old is now on course to become the first Nigerian to win three medals as well as extend her record of being the only one to win medals more than once in the same event.
It was, however end of the road for Ruth Usoro, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, and the 4x400m mixed relay team.
Usoro, a finalist in the long jump event last year missed returning to Sunday’s final by just 1cm and ranked 13th in the final classification, a place just outside the lucky 12 who will be competing for the three medals on offer in Sunday’s final.
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