World Silver medallist and Commonwealth Games long jump champion and record holder, Ese Brume, has retained her status as the fifth best ranked athlete in the women’s long jump event.
Brume, who finished fourth in the long jump final at the recently concluded World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, is behind reigning World Indoor and Oudoor champion, Ivana Vuleta of Serbia, USA duo of Tara Davis-Woodhall (second) and Quanesha Burks (fourth) as well as Italian, Larissa Iapichino (third).
Brume, has, however, dropped eight places in the latest overall women’s weekly world rankings just released by World Athletics.
The Delta State-born jumper was ranked 142nd last week after moving up 81 places from her 223rd ranking the previous week after jumping 6.84m to place fourth at the 19th World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The African record holder has now dropped to 150th in the overall women’s ranking.
World Record holder in the 100m hurdles, Tobiloba Amusan, retained her number two spot in the 100m hurdles behind Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. She has dropped from the 24th best in the women’s overall ranking to 25th in the latest ranking by World Athletics.
The duo (Brume and Amusan) are expected to bounce back in geometrical fashion if they win their respective event at the Diamond League final in Oregon, USA, next week.
Meanwhile, Shot Putter, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (194) remains the top ranked Nigerian in the overall men’s ranking with sprinters, Udodi Onwuzurike (316) and
Ushoritse Itshekiri (514) second and third respectively.