Tokyo Olympics: Brume Books Final Spot As Amusan Misses Out On Women’s 100m Hurdles Medal

By Daily sports on August 2, 2021

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Team Nigeria’s Ese Brume on Sunday secured her place in the final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s long jump event with a 6.76 meters lead she did in her third attempt.

Brume finished in joint sixth position out of the 12 finalists to seal automatic qualification. Serbia’s Spanovic Ivana leapt the longest distance of 7.00m to finish first overall of the day.

The current African record holder will compete against the likes of reigning WAC gold medalist from Germany Malaika Mihambo, America’s duo of Brittney Reese and Tara Davis and Malone Ellen Chantel of British Virgin Island in Tuesday’s final.

Meanwhile, in the wee hours of today, Monday, August 2, 20201, it was another “near miss” for Team Nigeria as medal hope Tobiloba Amusan failed to deliver.

Amusan, running from lane 6 in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium finished fourth after a time of 12.60 seconds.

It was 0.05 of a second behind Megan Tapper of Jamaica who clocked 12.55 to sneak in on the bronze medal from lane 9 just with a dip of her head.

The 24-year-old Nigerian’s performance was indeed an improvement, having ran 12.72 in round one and 12.62 in the semi-finals, But she was up against qualitative opposition.

Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who holds the Olympic record of 12.26, set in the semi-finals on Sunday, won the event’s gold medal with a time of 12.37.

World record-holder Kendra Harrison of the U.S, who ran 12.20 at London in 2016, won the silver with 12.52.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amusan now has the women’s 4 x 100m relay race to look forward to.

•Based on reports by NAN and Channels TV. PHOTO: Tobi Amusan in action.

Source Daily sports

Posted August 2, 2021


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