Ese Brume gets Nigeria on the board with long jump bronze

Ese Brume clinched Nigeria's first medal at the Tokyo Games. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Nigeria's Ese Brume claimed a bronze medal in the women's long jump final at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.

The medal marked the first for Nigera at this year's Games.

Brume came third with a distance of 6.97 (+0.4) metres.

Germany's Malaika Mihambo clinched gold with 7.00 metres and Brittney Reese of the U.S. silver with 6.97 (+0.1).

"I'm excited and grateful to God. I'm super happy that I was able to make the top three. I'll say I'm not the best athlete but I'm grateful to God for bringing me this far. I can't contain my joy no matter the colour of the medal," Brume said.

"It has been a great season for me right from April when I was injured but I never settled for less no matter the challenges. I keep on pushing and my coach keeps telling me that Ese you can do it. It is not all about the training but the faith I have in God."