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The first Diamond League Meet is won by Ese Brume.

The 26-year-old finished first after clearing a distance of 6.83 metres, ahead of American Quanesha Burks, who came in second with a jump of 6.54 metres, and Italian Larissa Lapichino, who came in third with a leap of 6.52.

Brume finished second in Doha in 2018 and second in Eugene in 2022, placing him close to the top spot in earlier competitions.

Along with Tobi Amusan, who has reserved a seat for the Zurich final scheduled for next week, Brume joins the ranks of Nigerians. The two Nigerian athletes have had a busy year, beginning with the World Athletic Championship, when Amusan earned gold, and the Commonwealth Games in August, where both athletes won gold in their respective disciplines. Brume also received a medal at the World Athletic Championship.

In the meanwhile, there are solid signs that Nigeria would likely forfeit the women’s 4X100m relay gold medal due to doping.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is now dealing with a new doping scandal after a member of the Squad Nigeria Women’s 4x100m Relay team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham tested positive for a prohibited drug.

The foursome of Grace Nwokocha, Favor Ofili, Tobi Amusan, and Rosemary Chukwuma won the gold medal and established a new African record with a time of 42.10 seconds.

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