“Still feels like a dream to me.”
Long jump gold medalist at the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships and 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships, Olympian Ese Brume isn’t new to the headlines and once again, armed with self belief, confidence and drive, she’s dominating the stage.
Nigeria’s Ese Brume has broken Chioma Ajunwa’s 25 year record, to emerge Africa’s latest record holder in the Women’s Long jump.
The star athlete leapt to the record d books leaped to an astonishing distance of 7.17m to top Ajunwa’s 7.12m record which earned a gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Taking to Instagram to announce the feat, Brume encouraging her fans stated it all starts from the mind as she never saw impossible in her thought process;
“Yesterday’s performance (PB, NR, AR, WL) still feels like a dream to me. It was a dream that came into reality….. I never saw it as IMPOSSIBLE because I couldn’t settle for less.
“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.
“Learn how to work – try new methods, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun. You’re always working to improve, and you’re always being critiqued on your next performance. It’s not about what you’ve done. There’s always room to grow.”
This isn’t the first time the athlete is rewriting history; Brume last year in Doha became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Champs medal in six years, she claimed bronze in the women’s long jump event with a mark of 6.91m.
Brume’s recent impressive performance held over the weekend at the Chula Vista Festival