Three women jumped over the magical 7m mark at the Chula Vista Field Festival, the World Athletics continental tour meeting, in Southern California on Saturday night.
Nigeria's Ese Brume produced a massive new national record and world lead in the women's long jump with a wind-legal (+1.1m/s) jump of 7.17m bettering Chioma Ajunwa's 25-year national record. Her mark is also a new African record.
Brittney Reese of the United States, the Olympic gold medalist, and a seven-time world champion, took second place with a wind-assisted (+2.3m/s) jump of 7.10m. Her best wind-legal mark was 6.83m.
The third long jumper to pass the 7m mark was Chantel Malone, the former Puerto Rican who now competes for the British Virgin Islands, with a huge PB leap of 7.07 (W +2.0m/s).
Interestingly all three women jumped their best marks in the final 6th round.
Elsewhere, Rio Olympian Maggie Malone blasted a 66.82m/219-3 in the third round of the women’s javelin to break Kara Winger’s US record of 66.67m/218-8, set back in 2010.
The 2016 World indoor Champion Vashti Cunningham Cleared 2.02m/6-7.5 on her first attempt and took over the world outdoor lead for 2021 and moved to No. 4 on the all-time U.S. performer list.