The Eastern Mediterranean University’s (EMU) athlete Ese Brume who came fifth in the long-jump competition of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is one of the favourites to win gold at the long-jump competition of the 2019 World Athletics Championship which will be taking place between the 27th of September and the 6th of October 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Brume recently broke her personal bests for long-jump and 100 metres winning the right to compete in the World Championships. With her jump of 7.05 metres which is the second best jump of the year, Brume obtained the Turkish championship and took her place amongst the favourites of the World Championships in Qatar. Brume travelled to Doha on the 26th of September 2019. EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu will be joining her on Thursday, the 3rd of October 2019 along with her coaches Hasan Maydon and Yaya Kayode.
“She Will Be World Champion”
Despite being just 23 years old, Brume is viewed as a serious contender for first place in both the 2019 Doha World Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Releasing a statement on the matter coach Hasan Maydon stated: “Ese Brume was a three year long project. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu played important roles in bringing such an important athlete to our country and university. Our aims is for an EMU student to be the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games champion. We would like to thank the EMU Rector’s Office for their moral and material support. I believe that our athlete will become World and Olympic champion. Her continuous improvement and world leading jumps are indications of her upcoming success.” As well as her sporting achievements, Ese Brume continues to be successful in her studies at the EMU Tourism Faculty.