Nigeria’s top sprinter and Beijing 2008 Olympic medalist, Blessing Okagbare, has moved into the semifinal of the women’s 100m semifinals.
The 27-year-old athlete finished 2nd behind USA’S Bowie in Heat 3 in a time frame of 11:13s and 11:16s respectively on Friday August 12, to cruise to the next stage.
It will be recalled that Okagbare won Bronze in the Beijing 2008 Olympics in the women’s 100m race also came last in the women’s 100m final in London 2012 Olympic games within a time of 11:01s.
Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure who is currently Africa’s fastest woman with a time of 10.78s seems to be a threat for Fraser-Pryce and Bowie in the sprint double, along with Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare.
Okagbare is also expected to represent Nigeria in the women’s sprint double and 4x100m relay race and long jump.