Okagbare breaks African record

Written by on March 26, 2018

Blessing Okagbare has started her outdoor season with an impressive twenty-two points zero four seconds in her two hundred meters race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University,

Her record erased the 22-year-old previous African record of twenty-two points zero seven seconds set by Mary Onyali at a Meet in Switzerland in 1996.

Cierra White followed in second place in 23.26secs while Natasha McDonald settled for third in 24.23secs.

With her latest exploit, it means that Okagbare now holds the Nigerian records in the women’s 100m (10.79secs) and 200m.

The 26-year-old is one of the 37 athletes listed by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to participate at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, which begins on the fourth of Next month.


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