Young Nigerian Wins Men’s High Jump Abroad, Defeats Opponent with 2.11m Height

Young Nigerian Wins Men’s High Jump Abroad, Defeats Opponent with 2.11m Height

  • A Nigerian abroad from Texas A&M University-Commerce, made a triumphant return from injury
  • In his first competition in the NCAA, Jimoh outperformed Calen Jones from the University of Texas-Arlington, who jumped 2.11m
  • With this win, Jimoh has established himself as a rising star in the high jump as he continues to compete and improve

Justine Jimoh, a freshman from Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-Commerce), is making waves in the world of high jump.

After a period of recovery from an injury, Jimoh has made a triumphant return to the field, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Justine Jimoh outperformed after coming back from injury
He wins men's high jump at the competition. Photo credit: @justinejimoh
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In his first competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Jimoh won the men’s High Jump at the Clyde Hart Classic in Waco, Texas.

He cleared an impressive height of 2.14m, just 1cm shy of his Personal Best (PB). This remarkable achievement is considered to signal a promising future for the young athlete.

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Stellar performance at the Clyde Hart Classic

Jimoh’s performance at the Clyde Hart Classic was not just a personal victory, but also a testament to his competitive spirit.

He outperformed Calen Jones from the University of Texas-Arlington (UT-Arlington), who jumped 2.11m.

With this win under his belt, Justine Jimoh has firmly established himself as a rising star in the high jump.

Threading the path of sports

A sports expert, Ayomide Oguntimehin, commented on the risk of having non-supportive parents who do not see potential in sports:

“Yes, it is very risky. In fact, many talents have been destroyed through that notion. A friend of mine plays like Yaya Toure, but his parents wanted him to go to the University. Yes, he came out with a 2.1 but is into shoe-making as there is nothing else to do. Now, if he had continued playing football, no doubt, that a scout would have noticed his talent. About convincing their parents. Perhaps they should send them a picture of Osimhen and the amount they are making. Football money is the big money.”

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Ese Brume wins gold in women’s long jump

In another related story, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s Ese Brume clinched gold in the women’s long jump event of the African Games, jumping a record 6.92 meters to defend her title in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

Brume’s first attempt was good enough for gold on the night that her compatriot Prestina Ochonogor also won the bronze medal. She had a jump of 6.67m.

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Meanwhile, Brume won the title in 2019 in the Moroccan city of Rabat and continued her fine form five years later in Ghana, Complete Sports reported.

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