Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Becomes Second Fastest Woman In The World
32-year-old Blessing Okagbare has scorched to a 10.63 seconds finish to tie Jamaican, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce time as 2021 world lead.
Okagbare says the race has given her renewed confidence in a memorable performance at the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Four years ago she didn’t make it to the final of the 100m. She has not run in any final of the sprint events since 2015 when she raced to an 11.02 seconds finish to place eighth at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing, China.
Many local watchers of the sport erroneously thought Old Father Time had booked an appointment with the 2014 double Commonwealth Games champion, that her time was up.